Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Benson Idonije, who is arguably Nigeria’s most informed analyst of jazz music and an enthusiastic promoter of popular culture and music has released for public review and consideration, an absolutely more

17 Jun 2016 19:09 Reuben ABATI

Bele carnival costume

Photo by Toby Keane

The celebration of West African culture and literature, tagged West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song at the British Library which opened last October continues till 16 February. more

29 Dec 2015 00:00 Arts

Thursday 12th June marked the first anniversary of the death of Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju (aka Fatai Rolling Dollar) who passed away in 2013. A gifted musician and a legend in his own time, Fatai Rolling Dollar was the ultimate comeback king. more

30 Jun 2014 00:00 Entertainment

Laide Anikulapo-Kuti (nee Babayale) speaks about her eloping with Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. more

4 Apr 2014 00:00 Entertainment

Laide Anikulapo-Kuti (nee Babayale), one of Fela's wives reveals that she became pregnant for Stevie Wonder but Fela accepted the pregnancy as his. more

7 Mar 2014 00:00 Entertainment

One of the 27 women, renowned musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti married in one fell swoop - Queen Laide Anikulapo-Kuti (nee Babayale), recounts her ordeal during the military raid on Kalakuta Republic. more

6 Mar 2014 00:00 Entertainment

Fela Kuti lives on. Since his death in 1997, the Nigerian icon and Afrobeat originator has been transformed from musician's musician with a cult-like following to a worldwide musical icon. The last four years have seen the Broadway-hit FELA! win Tony more

16 Oct 2013 00:00 Entertainment

I feel obliged to put my pen and paper together as a way of expressing my displeasure in the modus operandi of governance in Ogun State. If it is the same Ogun State of the late sage - Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Ogun State of the great late Afro beat more

19 Mar 2013 00:00 Opinion