The Guardian: Loving Fela, a tale of two Kalakuta queens

On February 18, 1977, a black Range Rover sped through the open gates into Kalakuta Republic, No 14. Agege Motor Road, Idi-Oro, Mushin – the home of Afrobeat legend, and one of the most successful African musicians of the 20th century, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti .One of Fela’s assistants, Roy Smith, who had been driving the Range… Continue reading The Guardian: Loving Fela, a tale of two Kalakuta queens

Lagos is Not Only Yellow Buses and Hours-Long Traffic

Like other African cities, or the entire continent for that matter - who are victims of the West’s pen, weaponized by half-truths, misconceptions, single stories and unfortunate generalizations – Lagos is a misrepresented little giant. Yes, we are coastal and really should be investing more in water transportation instead of choking our roads with more… Continue reading Lagos is Not Only Yellow Buses and Hours-Long Traffic

THISDAY – Burna Boy: A Newfangled Debut

AYODEJI ROTINWA and EROMO EGBEJULE profile Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, the Nigerian entertainment industry’s new bride. As a baby, Damini Ogulu would be asleep in the car while the great Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, king of Afrobeat went for performances with his manager, the former’s grandfather, Benson Idonije. This was long before Damini grew… Continue reading THISDAY – Burna Boy: A Newfangled Debut