Celebrating The Revolutionary Musician Who Would Have Been 82 Today

The revolutionary artiste and progenitor of Afro-beats in Nigeria, the legendary Fela Anikulapo Ransome Kuti, would have been 82 today. 

Fela Anikulapo Kuti

The musician born on October 15, 1938, was fearless in making his disapproval of the government known. He constantly railed against the government and challenged Nigerians to stand up to the government.

For a long time, it seemed as if Fela’s words fell on deaf ears, but today, the Nigerian youths are staging protests across the country, against police brutality and government corruption. The people have been roused and are fighting for themselves and a better society.

The #EndSARS protests, which began on social media and have spilled into cities across the states of the country, are calling for the dissolution of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) division of the Nigerian Police Force.

Several accusations of harassment, extortion, kidnap and killings trail SARS, and the primary victims, the Nigerian youth have finally had it.

Fela, a revolutionary, would have been proud of this significant moment in history, and of the Nigerian youths. EndSARS.

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