FELA! musical (Off broadway) came to town…OMG, when I found out, I nearly passed out in sheer ecstasy! You see, I have been wanting to see this musical since 2009, so I just wasn’t gonna miss it for the world, myself, or any other human or thing.
The Musical is on the life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, A Nigerian multi instrumentalist musician, Afrobeat pioneer, and a Human rights activist. Most of the scenes take place at Fela’s club, a place he called the “The Shrine”
Fela represents Naija, my beloved country….I wish he was still alive, I would have paid him a visit at the shrine and hopefully get to talk to him about his Yoruba culture, his view on spirituality, Naija, and finally MUSIC…maybe i can do that with one of his sons 🙂
It’s kinda weird that everything Fela predicted about Nigeria is actually happening right now 😦
As a Matter of opinion, I consider Fela, Africa‘s greatest musician because of his message and his love for Africa, especially his country Nigeria. I love his music, his passion, and his courage against the corrupt government of Nigeria which earned him many a nights in jail.
The show was riveting, captivating. The cast invited us to participate…we danced, laughed and cried along with the cast….at least i did. I would never forget this experience,it was simply amazing.
Honestly, I don’t think my review would be able to capture the essence of the show..so i will leave it up to the critics and experts.
RIP Fela… our very own black president!