Fela leadership qualities; worthy of emulation by the government says wife
Published on December 13, 2017
One of the wives of the late afro-beat legend, Mrs Olaide Babayale speaking at the official launch of ‘Fela and the Kalakuta Queens’, a stage play, call on the government to learn leadership qualities from Fela’s music for successful governance.
She said, “All Fela said in his music is still happening now; there are lots of people suffering on the roads, poverty is hitting everybody hard. The government should listen to Fela’s music and learn from it to rearrange the present and the future of this country”
The producer of ‘Fela and the Kalakuta Queens’, Mrs Bolanle Austen-Peters praised the late afro-beat legend for his humanitarian service stating that the life of Fela and his women pictures the culture and society.
According to her, “Fela’s women were fearless, courageous, loyal, each stunningly beautiful in their own way. They were his shelter and queens. These women play a significant role in making him and his music a matter of public interest. This made a profound impact on the society and culture that can still be felt today but sadly, these women simply are not recognised by the society anymore.”
She further said, “He became an artistic prophet whose music is still very relevant today as most of the things he said in his songs are prevalent till date. Fela was popularized by not only his deep political songs but also the women in his life.”
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