Fela Anikulapo Kuti
My favourite Fela songs growing up was Lady, Shakara, Zombie - there was something about the beats.Back then I didn't really care much for the political message - I just loved singing along - 'she go say , she go say I be lady oo' - fastforward a decade later in London I found Fela's album on a colleagues itune playlist - I was in awe - this is cool - a white Canadian that listens to Fela - very cool- I asked for a copy of the album and tis been love since -
Fela is obviously a controversial figure, he was a sex machine, polygamist, weed smoker, violent but we all have shortcomings - Fela was fearless, he spoke his mind, he kept true to himself, he stood for what he believed in, he was a master of his art, he was inspirational ,he was brilliant , just like Bob Marley, Tupac, Beatles , Michael Jackson etc -there was none like him - in his own words he was an Original no Artificiality.
Oh the show was amazing by the way - I would definitely recommend.
One thing I learnt from Fela was that he knew he was light and he wanted to shine as brightly as possible.
Let your light shine for all to see - In the words of Tupac - if you have nothing to live for you best find something to die for
Live simply, Live happily and Remember your life was God's idea. Own it! Live it! Work it!