(October 15, 1938 – August 2, 1997)
Here we are for another year in celebrating the birth date of the "black president" Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti). Let us get together and celebrate in the spirit of oneness!
"A lot of people play African music. It's music of the people. It's music of togetherness. The tonalities, the rhythms of the songs, it's all African. We have 43 people on the tour, and a full show uses 35 of them. People tell me my band is too big, that I can't go on tour. They try to use economics to destroy the culture of my people. Why should money get in the way when I'm promoting greatness?" - FELA KUTI