Fela Kuti And The Kalakuta Queens in South Africa

7-day Celebration of African Entertainment and Culture

A week in April brought Nigerians and South Africans together to explore the arts and music of the prophet and Abàmì Ẹ̀dá; Fela Kuti. He was a foremost Nigerian Afrobeat musician and social critic who died on the 2nd of August 1997.

The musical, called Fela And The Kalakuta Queens chronicles the events within Fela’s Kalakuta Republic, his home. Prominent in the stage performance is the unique fashion, dance and of course the intrigues amongst the 27 wives whom Fela married in a day! You can read a review of the musical from CNN and IOL. Bolanle Austen Peters is the brain behind this musical and the woman changing the face of theatre production in Nigeria.

Watch Fela And The Kalakuta Queens on YouTube

At the Pretoria State Theatre, the venue for the event, we captured some moments for you which you can view via the YouTube link below.

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Author: Akindele Olunloyo

Akindele is an entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Lagos to Jozi and a Master Crafter at ProjectiYoruba where he handcrafts furniture and home decor.

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  1. I didn’t witness Fela’s reign as the one time biggest musician in Nigeria. I wasn’t born during his reign, but listening to his songs now makes me wish I was. I enjoy listening to his music and wished he was given prestigious awards and recognized more for his awesome work. The article has really gotten my interest. I am going to bookmark your blog and keep checking for new details every week.
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