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Audio: BBC Radio 4 documentary “Fela Comes Home”

Ladies and gents — we present to you something special courtesy of BBC Radio 4’s James Hale. Here’s “Fela Comes Home” a documentary that aired May 31, 2011.   BBC Radio 4: Fela Comes Home by felamusical    

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Videos + Notes: #OccupyNigeria

  Fela spoke out against widespread government corruption and police brutality in 1970s Nigeria. In the immediate present, Fela’s message of resistance can be heard ringing through the OccupyNigeria movement: protestors in Lagos have resurrected their national political hero by playing tracks like “Zombie” and “Gentleman” at demonstrations, while decrying President Jonathan Goodyear’s recent removal of the national fuel subsidy — the only tangible benefit Nigerians (who often live on less than $2 a day) receive from the government. The removal of the subsidy took effect from Sunday, 1 January 2012 as announced by the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA Reginald Stanley. In response, demonstrations have cropped up not only in Nigeria, but also abroad in London, New York, and Washington … Continue reading

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