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Fela Kuti: Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever was originally released in 1976 on Decca’s West African imprint, Afrodisia, and both its tracks were hugely controversial in Nigeria. The title track is one of Fela’s greatest masterpieces. Sung in Broken English, the language Fela adopted in order to make his words understood beyond Yoruba speakers, the lyrics rail against women’s use of skin whitening creams, a fashion which, sadly, still persists today… [ read more ]

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