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15 songs that show the world that Fela is the real deal

The late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is undeniably one of Africa’s greatest musicians. He was not just an international Music Icon, Fela was the real deal. He left an indelible mark across the music world, HE WAS A LEGEND!


His bittersweet music is world renowned and has inspired university level courses to study his art. Fela’s musical composition and motivational oratory helped him deliver great music while communicating important and most times controversial messages.

He influenced a large number of new generation artistes across the world solidifying his King of AfroBeat title. And To keep his memory alive, a yearly celebration of his music, life and times –Felabration holds annually and has become an event the world looks forward to.

As activities around this year’s event themed “The Prophecy” kick off, here are twenty of Fela’s songs that proved his legendary status:

1.    Beasts of No Nation

2.    Water no get Enemy

3.    Shakara

4. Zombie

5. Gentleman

6. Roforofo fight

7. Confusion break bone

8. International Thief Thief

9. Army Arrangement

10. Unknown Soldier

11. Yellow Fever

12. Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense

13. Shuffering and Shmiling

14. Coffin for Head of State

15. Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake AM

16. Monkey Banana


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