Fela Kuti created a unique sound, Afrobeat, but he was far more than a music star.
In Nigeria he spoke out for the oppressed on all social issues.
He was a cultural revolutionary, and paid the ultimate price.
Neneh Cherry tells his story and highlights the relevance of his influence today on the music scene of Nigeria and across the world.
Contributors include his sons and daughters - Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Motunrayo Kuti; Rikki Stein, Fela's manager for over 15 years; Sandra Isidore; drummer Tony Allen; and slam poet Saul Williams
First broadcast on Radio 2 in November 2008.
Neneh Cherry tells the story of musical pioneer and cultural revolutionary Fela Kuti.
Neneh Cherry tells the story of musical pioneer and cultural revolutionary Fela Kuti and highlights his influence today.