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Who Is Or Was The Most Influential Musician Nigeria Ever Had?

What musician can you reckon with,

what musician really touched you spiritually and mentally?

who was the best performing musician in Nigeria you ever saw?

Mine was FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI AKA baba70

Fela was sweet; perhaps not an adjective that would normally be used to describe this tornado of a man, but Fela was sweet to me. The sweetness that I perceived in him emanated from his love for humanity; particularly for those who had drawn life's short straw. Hundreds of people depended upon Fela for a living. Many more than he needed to run his Lagos club, The Shrine, or to play in his band.

I saw him as a social engineer, concerned with issues of injustice, corruption, the abuses of power. He was ready to lay his life on the line in defense of such causes, which he did on countless occasions. For his trouble he was beaten with rifle butts, endlessly harassed, imprisoned, vilified by the authorities, despised by bourgeois society (whose sons and daughters were captivated by him) His house was once burned to the ground by a thousand soldiers after they had Molested and beaten his followers, thrown his mother and brother from a window, both of whom suffered fractures (his mother was ultimately to die from her injuries) Each time they were to beat him, though, he always bounced back with a vengeance, stronger than ever. It is my view that the only thing that kept him alive and the ultimate source of his strength, was the love the people had for him.

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Fela's music was based on issues!

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For the 1st time,i found a topic where the creator iz very ryte, anybody with a contrary idea don't know nethin

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Moved to music section.

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fela of course,and infact,he's d most influential africa ever had.

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ABAMI EDA of course, he is my hero Epiphany of dignity, stood for what no one else ever did in Nigeria.

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Listen to Fela music live online at

http://www.pandora.com/

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Shouldn't this be in the music forum?

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Baba suen re o! Where can i get fela's cd/dvd or listen to his music online! The greatest musician that the world has ever produced!!! Actually i don't contribute to topics but i can't stand this one. Currently listenin to his song,

He warned us of Obasanjo for long! Men and we're stil been ruled by obasanjo, He was GOD sent.

2.8 billion naira

oil money is missing

Obasanjo god dey o

adieu baba

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with all the rumble going on in Abuja now, how many politicians are ready to die for injustice? die for a just cause?

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