MyMusic Throwback – Trouble Sleep, Yanga Wake Am – Fela Kuti

Today we will be travelling as far back as 1972 which was the very year, Legendary Musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti released his popular ‘Rofo Rofo Fight’ Album.

Fela Anikulapo Kuti who died about two decades ago is still celebrated today for  his unique musical talent as a composer, multi-instrumentalist, the pioneer of Afro beat genre of music and the most charismatic performer in Africa.

But, still today he his equally celebrated for being a political maverick and an human right activist. If history was truthful, politicians of those days tremble when they hear the famous ‘Abami Eda’ name.

Without going too far into history, the king of Afrobeat released ‘Trouble Sleep, Yanga Wake Am’ in 1972 and caused another uproar of criticism and love. The song talked about the problems inherent in the society as at that time.

Fela who believes music is not to be enjoyed by dancing alone but should drive one to think also made a lot of people reflect on their life problems.

The song was delivered flawlessly in Nigerian Pidgin. The use of the saxophone and other musical instrument also contributed to making it a really nice tune to have a blast back in the days.

Despite, Fela’s controversial nature, he was loved by many both locally and internationally as he always spoke his mind through his music or through other channels.

Well, to have a blast today, play this tune ‘Trouble Sleep, Yanga Wake Am’ and dance and … You should decide what you wanna do while you listen to Fela.

Enjoy!

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All Yahoo Boys Are Still Being Cheated By The Whites – Seun Kuti

Popular Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has also taken to Twitter to give his own take about the trending discussion on Yahoo Boys.

The debate and discussions which erupted after men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided Club 57 in Lagos and arrested about 12 suspected internet fraudsters.

The debate about this issue which became viral after Nobel Igwe, a fashion enthusiast reacted by calling Yahoo boys fraudsters who are armed with laptops.

His opinion has since drawn criticism from other people including Seun Kuti who took to calling yahoo boys fools.

According to him, it is stupid of them to scam a white man and still end up spending the money on materials made by the same white man.

Seun Kuti wrote on Twitter;

”Wetin yahoo boy dey take money do? No be to buy expensive white man things? Lol. If they weren’t busy buying White man drink but building their communities maybe just maybe, I will see dem but I don’t.

Steal white mans money and the only way u can express that wealth is too seek validation by consuming the most expensive white man things and u say u are a Gee? All Yahoo boys are Mugus for whitey still, dem be learner. Wait that 100k u used 3 months to set the job how long did it take Gucci to collect it back?

MUGU. Until we can express our success outside of white validation thru their brands and luxury items of status and class, U STILL BE MUGU.”

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