Download Fela Kuti songs (mixtape) and enjoy the best Afrobeat has to offer. It is unarguable that Fela Anikulapo Kuti is the pioneer of Afrobeat, and its king as well. Before you proceed to download Fela songs, here is a brief biography.
Brief Biography of Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on the 15th of October, 1938, in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State. Fela was a musician and a political activist who pioneered his own unique style of music called “Afrobeat.”
He used Afrobeat as a weapon for fighting against military oppression and political tyranny. Fela was arrested over 200 times, he was beaten and incarcerated. Yet, he continued to write political lyrics, producing 50 albums before he died on the 2nd of August, 1997, in Lagos.
He was born to Reverend Ransome-Kuti, protestant minister and Mrs Olufunmilayo Ransome-Kuti who was a political activist.
Below is the list of Fela songs included in this Mixtape
- Waka Waka
- Water No Get Enemy
- Basket Mouth
- Beasts of No Nation
- Sorrow, Tears And Blood
- Yellow Fever
- Open And Close
- Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo
- Shakara (Oloje)
- International Thief Thief
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His politically motivated songs, which condemned oppression by Nigeria’s military government, prompted military authorities to routinely raid his nightclub, looking for reasons to jail him. He also set up a communal compound, which he named Kalakuta Republic.
As head of the commune, he often provoked controversy and attracted attention by promoting indulgence in sex, polygamy (he married 27 women in a day), and marijuana.
The 1977 raid on the Kalakuta Republic by Nigerian military men resulted in his brief imprisonment and the death of his mother the following year due to complications from a window fall.
Fela was jailed again in 1993 for murder, but the charges were dropped. He died as a result of complications from AIDS.
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