Browsing: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

The annual festival created to celebrate the Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti kicked off on the 29th of September, 2022. The festival will consist of musical concerts, Senior Secondary Schools Debate, The Symposium, Arts and Afrobics Dance Competition, Documentaries, Felamantrics, Dress Fela Competition, Fela Week Partners, Stage Plays and a host of other exciting activities.

As a way of reviving the entertainment scene in Lagos State while also strategically showcasing the State as the soul of entertainment of Nigeria, the State’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is set to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence with the “Eko on Show” festival slated for Friday, 15th October, 2021 at Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island.  

Whenever the west cites the 64 AD example of Nero fiddling while Rome was burning, Nigeria goes into historical kitty to flaunt hers. The fiddling Nero is a classical example of governmental neglect of duty and focus on frivolities. Or trivialities. Nigeria’s own Nero is the story of the first and only Prime Minister in the history of Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. 

“Woke” is derived from African American Vernacular English to describe the first waking to social consciousness. In Nigeria, it is vernacularised as Soro Soke – speak up! Leftist academics, journalists, mass media talking heads, activists and other potential resistors against oppression are all wokerist combatants.