Fela used Afrobeats to agitate for human rights – Austen-Peters


Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Mrs Bolanle Austen-Peters, the founder and operator  of Terra Kulture Arena on Sunday eulogized the virtues of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his wives who used his musical platform to agitate for social change and human rights during his life time.

Austen-Peters said this at the official launch of Fela and his Kalakuta Queens, a stage show held at the  Terra Kulture Theatre Arena, Lagos.

She described the freedom fighter, Fela as an enigmatic artiste who used his musical band including his wives to challenge the  government of his  day and people to explore development through social and economic activities that were  rooted in African values.

Austen-Peters said that the musical play chronicled  Fela’s birth, rebirth, activism and his marriage to his 27 queens.

She added that the women were a  source of strength and inspirational…

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