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The 10 Best Fela Kuti Songs

Veteran DJ Rich Medina, who introduced an American generation to Afrobeat, ranks the 10 best Fela Kuti songs.

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Fela Kuti, the undisputed king of afrobeat.

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Fela In Street Art: NYC Street Artist sek3 On His Kalakuta Republic Mural

NYC-based street artist sek3 discusses his work creating a mural next to Fela Kuti's tomb at the Kalakuta Republic in Lagos.

Earlier this year, NYC-based artist sek3 was invited to go to Lagos to create a mural next to the tomb of the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti. sek3 and his collaborator, Native, spent a week working on the courtyard wall of the Kalakuta Republic, Fela’s former home and self-proclaimed sovereign state, which is now a museum. Okayafrica caught up with sek3 to find out how they got on.

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