"What Would Fela Think?" - Ghana's Vice Prez Talks


In a fascinating article from The Root, John Dramani Mahama, Ghana's Vice President, speaks about seeing FELA! in Nigeria in April set against the backdrop of perhaps the freest and fairest elections Nigeria has ever had.  Listening to politically pointed songs such as "Gentleman" and "No Agreement", Mahama explains what influence Fela had on the development of his own political consciousness and sense of cultural identity, and makes a guess as to what Fela would think of Nigeria - and Africa - today, ultimately conceding that Fela would still find a lot to sing about. A fascinating read.

     
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