popular
Femi Kuti.

Femi Kuti Is Leading Afrobeat Into The Anti-Trump Era

We talk to Femi Kuti about his new album, One People One World, plus his desire for Africa to look inwards and become the center of the world.

For decades, Femi Kuti has been carrying the afrobeat torch lit by his father, Fela, and using music as a weapon to speak against political injustices in Nigeria and across the world.

On his forthcoming album, One People One World, Femi and his band Positive Force continue their modern take on afrobeat, crafting 12 highly-political songs that showcase the endless possibilities of what you can do with the genre's musical structure.

The new record, which will be Femi's tenth album, also features more optimistic songs about love and humanity. Its title track, "One People One World," is a plea towards global harmony and solidarity.

We caught up with Femi to talk about the politics behind these new songs, getting this son to play on the album, the fact he doesn't listen to music anymore and we also get his many thoughts on the rise of Trump.

One People One World is out February 23 from Knitting Factory Records.

Keep reading... Show less
popular
Femi Kuti.

Femi Kuti Has A New Album On The Way

Listen to the title track from Femi's upcoming 10th studio album, 'One People One World.'

For years, Femi Kuti has been carrying the afrobeat torch lit by his father, Fela, using music as a weapon to fight political injustices in Nigeria and across the world.

Keep reading... Show less
Photos

This Is What Lagos' Felabration Looked Like

Since 1998, Felabration has congregated Fela Kuti fans at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja. Here's what went down this year.

Since 1998, Felabration has congregated afrobeat enthusiasts, social justice advocates, and most importantly Fela fans, at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, to celebrate the life of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

news.

popular.