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Why government must learn from Fela - Wife

Speaking at the official launch of ‘Fela and the Kalakuta Queens’, a stage play scheduled to hold between December 17, 2017 and January 7, 2018, at the Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos, Mrs. Olaide said; “All Fela said in his music is still happening now; there are lots of people suffering on the roads, poverty is hitting everybody hard.

“The government should listen to Fela’s music and learn from it to rearrange the present and the future of this country.”

Founder, Terra Kulture Arena and the producer/director of ‘Fela and the Kalakuta Queens’, Mrs Bolanle Austen-Peters, eulogized the late afro-beat maestro and human rights activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, for his courage and doggedness in using music to fight for human rights and social transformation.

According to Austen-Peters, the life of Fela and his wives have never been told to depict the historical lives, fashion and dance of Fela’s women.

“Fela’s women were fearless, courageous, loyal, each stunningly beautiful in their own way. They were his shelter and queens. These women play a significant role in making him and his music a matter of public interest. This made a profound impact on the society and culture that can still be felt today but sadly, these women simply are not recognised by the society anymore”, she said.

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