An image of the actor Duain Richmond jumping on stage as Fela.

Duain Richmond as Fela Kuti with the ensemble in Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre's co-production of "Fela!"

Photo courtesy Teresa Castracane.

Fela! Star Duain Richmond on the Enduring Legacy of the Nigerian Icon

He played the role of Fela Kuti on Broadway, and now, a decade later, the Sierra Leone-born actor Duain Richmond is reprising the part in a revised version of the show in Washington D.C.