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Just like most #African men - #Fela could not stick to one woman #KingsandQueens :
He said and I quote " women are a source of #power #inspiration & #pleasure.
He once married 27 women at the same time. 👉🏿His music and outspokenenness made Fela a hero to Africa's poor, but he would pay a high price for his insurrectionary micro-republic, which was repeatedly raided, and he and his followers would be arrested and beaten. In early 1977, the military junta had had enough – Fela's record Zombie, mocking the army's do-as-you're-told mentality, may have been the tipping point for head of state General Obasanjo, who had once been in the same primary school class as Fela. A thousand soldiers overwhelmed Kalakuta, brutalising and raping as they went, then razing the compound to the ground. Fela was beaten close to death, and his elderly mother thrown from an upstairs window, afterwards dying of her injuries.

Fela defiantly established a short-lived political party and continued to spar with the authorities. "ITT (International Thief Thief)", for example, deplored the exploitation of Africa by multinationals. Increasingly, he carried his music and message to an international audience, though the west's media acclaim was never matched by record sales or stadium concerts. Tours that entailed a 50-strong entourage and albums of 20-minute songs didn't help. Nor did his imprisonment for two years on trumped-up currency charges on the eve of a 1984 world tour. Later still, Fela became a student of the spirit, only leaving home to play twice a week at the Shrine.

#hamamatafrica

Mood!!
The more you see the less you understand #fela #bob

Dem #tbt flows... just something about #fela man the original #vibeking! Sometimes take it back to the #motherland #nigeria 🇳🇬

Queen Bey recognizes the greatness of Fela too. 👏👏💃💃 #PulseCelebs #PulseUncut #Fela #Beyonce

Have you met @babajidebolatunji a.k.a. the dancing artist? #okayloves #africanart #fela

#tweak 101 - Let's educate ourselves. Twerking has been in existence before the 19th century 😭😭#dance #ass #assshaking #fela

My Children:

Thank you God for
These children of mine
Who teach me things
That blow my mind.
They entertain themselves
In the funniest ways.
I pray that the innocence
They possess never goes away.
I pray they will
Grow up to be really smart,
And I pray that they will never grow apart.
I pray that they never ever feel alone.

I hope that they turn to You
always for guidance and direction,
And that they know that You and their parents
Will always be there...
Loving them, caring for them and wishing them well!🙏🏾 #HappyChildrensDay darling #Tishe and #Fela and every sweet, beautiful child out there! God bless you all!❤️😘👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👦🏽👧🏽👶🏽

#J❤️ful.... #fela vibes in Mallorca. Recruited my pikin in my shenanigans

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KITAKAGAYA FELAにて、お目当ての「ウシオ・チョコラトル」。広島のチョコレート職人さんのお店です。原材料はカカオ豆と砂糖だけ、なのに、食べると衝撃を受けるチョコレート。今日は職人さんにお話を聞けてとても嬉しい〜😊 #ウシオチョコラトル #FELA #チョコレート #カカオ職人#チョコレート工場

Kalakutah Lounge Indiana. Best place to feel the African vibe and dishes. #kalakutah#lounge#art#tradition#fela #felabration

True Words from a father of many....🎤☃️#fela #felakuti

Had fun lensing this TV pilot, "Ankara Nation" @ankara.nation created by @rolly_kay and directed by @fresh_pepper. Thanks to @meli_graves. Click link in my bio to watch full trailer and support the project.
S/O to my crew for this one. And thanks to my creative influences and people absorbing knowledge from @maddoxdp @cinematiclyspkn @christianepps •
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#Cinematographer #DP #Nigerian #NigerianCinematographer #REDDragon #REDCameraUser #R3D #AnkaraNation #AnkaraFilms #Netflix #Filmmaking #Cinematography #Commercial #AmazonPrime #HBONow #Hulu #TVPilot #PilotSeason #Fela #AfroBeats #WeDidntComeToCountBridge #LagosBoy #BlackBoyJoy

Interesting.....Listen to this and let me know your thoughts.

#Repost @iamhamamat
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Just like most #African men - #Fela could not stick to one woman #KingsandQueens :
He said and I quote " women are a source of #power #inspiration & #pleasure.
He once married 27 women at the same time. 👉🏿His music and outspokenenness made Fela a hero to Africa's poor, but he would pay a high price for his insurrectionary micro-republic, which was repeatedly raided, and he and his followers would be arrested and beaten. In early 1977, the military junta had had enough – Fela's record Zombie, mocking the army's do-as-you're-told mentality, may have been the tipping point for head of state General Obasanjo, who had once been in the same primary school class as Fela. A thousand soldiers overwhelmed Kalakuta, brutalising and raping as they went, then razing the compound to the ground. Fela was beaten close to death, and his elderly mother thrown from an upstairs window, afterwards dying of her injuries.

Fela defiantly established a short-lived political party and continued to spar with the authorities. "ITT (International Thief Thief)", for example, deplored the exploitation of Africa by multinationals. Increasingly, he carried his music and message to an international audience, though the west's media acclaim was never matched by record sales or stadium concerts. Tours that entailed a 50-strong entourage and albums of 20-minute songs didn't help. Nor did his imprisonment for two years on trumped-up currency charges on the eve of a 1984 world tour. Later still, Fela became a student of the spirit, only leaving home to play twice a week at the Shrine.

My Children:

Thank you God for
These children of mine
Who teach me things
That blow my mind.
They entertain themselves
In the funniest ways.
I pray that the innocence
They possess never goes away.
I pray they will
Grow up to be really smart,
And I pray that they will never grow apart.
I pray that they never ever feel alone.

I hope that they turn to You
always for guidance and direction,
And that they know that You and their parents
Will always be there...
Loving them, caring for them and wishing them well!🙏🏾 #HappyChildrensDay darling #Tishe and #Fela and every sweet, beautiful child out there! God bless you all!❤️😘👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👦🏽👧🏽👶🏽

Hoje o treino foi aqui em uma das melhores academia do Ipojuca #i9fitness vem pra qui vc tbm bando de #fela aqui e nós!!#atletavannuctialves #academiamundofitenss #punp #vailouco #FF #estadevolta #chamanpunp #i9fitness #eutolouco #deusnaminhavida

Visitando a mis nenas 🐱🐶
#Fela #Flora

HOY HOY HOY HOY HOY
#Repost @elgrancapitanafrobeat (@get_repost)
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Hoy se pica la fruta en @laquincecultural. Somos coalición con @hijosdelmonte y @parralenos, para caminar por las paredes. $100 hasta la 1, después $120.
Otro gif de @laviejaflores

#elgrancapitan #elgrancapitanafrobeat #elgranca #fela #felakuti #afrobeat #fai
#festivaldeafrobeatindependiente #elafrobeatseraindependienteonoseranada
#fanga

Fela Art Friday
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from @rsgpule - "You can not sing African Music in proper English"
#felakuti#felaanikulapokuti #fela #penandmarkers#inkonpaper#drawing#illustration#artwork #illustration

Celebration of Fela at the Jazz Cafe, Camden London #jazzcafe #jazzcafecamden #fela

#Fela 💦 no get enemy

Mood!!
The more you see the less you understand #fela #bob

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