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Take an Exclusive Look Inside "Fela Kuti and the Kalakuta Queens" the Musical

Check out the electrifying musical about Fela Kuti and his 27 wives.

Earlier this week, we posted about the Nigerian-based musical "Fela Kuti and the Kalakuta Queens" that takes a rare look into the relationship that the afrobeat pioneer shared with the 27 women he married in 1978.

The play is unique from other accounts of Fela's story, because playwright, Bolanle Austen-Peters, decided to focus specifically on the experience of the Kalakuta Queens. "It just occurred to me that nobody ever talked about the 27 wives that he had," Austen And I wondered who they were? I wanted to understand what informed their decision to marry one man, and what drove them. You know, what was their passion?"

The musical opened in December with the reopening of the Terra Kulture Arena in Lagos, which Austen-Peters is the creative director of, and closes this month.

If you weren't able to make it to thrilling show, don't fret. Below we take an exclusive look inside "Fela Kuti and the Kalakuta Queens starring Nigerian actor Olaitan "Heavywind"Adeniji as Fela.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Image courtesy of BAP Productions.

Femi Kuti and Bolanle Austen-Peters

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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