The Ikoyi Prison Narratives: The Spiritualism and Political Philosophy of Fela Kuti
FELASTORY. Afrobeat, Politics and Spirits. This is the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti the greatest musician, political philosopher and mystic to come out of Africa in the 20th Century.
Afrobeat. Politics. Spirits. August 2 1997. Africa’s foremost musician, the mysterious and magical Fela Anikulapo Kuti dies from Aids complications. He had invented a new musical genre called Afrobeat which was a fusion of African rhythms, jazz and funk. In his music heavily laced with politics and spirituality, he probed possibilities and reflected on our existence. The author took down notes when Fela and four other members of the Afrika 70 Organisation were charged with murder in 1993.