Photo illustration by Aaron Leaf
Photo illustration by Aaron Leaf

Ms. Lauryn Hill Mixes Fela Kuti And ‘Lost Ones’ At Black Girls Rock! 2016

Ms. Lauryn Hill brought straight Fela Kuti vibes to her explosive performance of “Lost Ones” at Black Girls Rock! 2016. The 10th annual awards show, which took place last Friday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, aired Tuesday night on BET.

Ms. Hill had the entire crowd on their feet as she sang the Miseducation classic over a “Zombie” beat from her live band. She was joined by Fela dancers. The end result was nothing short of spectacular. Watch the full performance here.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Ms. Hill has paid respects to Fela. On a trip to Lagos last year the singer stopped by the New Afrika Shrine, where she was accompanied by Seun Kuti, Kunle Kuti, her daughter Sarah Marley and Fela! cast member Shakira Marshall. Okayafrica TV was there to capture the moment.

Check out some reactions on Twitter to Ms. Hill’s Fela-inspired Black Girls Rock! performance below.

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