Digital Participation: Fela

Fela was a Nigerian musician popular in the 1970s for the role he played in questioning the Nigerian government. Fela pioneered his own style of music called Afrobeat. In addition to this he used his music to question the Nigerian government and protest their mistreatment of the people. Fela was repeatedly arrested for this but he continued to use his talents to address the injustices in the country. I thought this related to our class because we have discussed a lot about protests and silence when it comes to addressing injustice. Fela was not the typical activist, but he used his music to bring about awareness of the corruption in the government. Here is a link to one of his performances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4AA6EuZe-k

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