Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, human right activist and the pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre.
Born October 15, 1938, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was one of the most controversial African Music icon whose music seek to address societal ills and inspire social change.
Here are Top 16 Powerful Quotes of Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Top 16 Powerful Quotes of Fela Anikulapo Kuti
1. If it is not fit to live in, then our job is to make it fit.
2. To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it can be a better place to live in.
3. They say a fool at 40’s a fool forever. I won’t say that to my brother. Change if you’re a fool at 20/30. Don’t wait until you are 40
4. Music is a weapon of the future, music is the weapon of the progressives, music is the weapon of the givers of life.
5. I refuse to live my life in fear, the secret to life is to have no fear.
6. I don’t mind criticism, I can handle it, but most people can’t.
7. I don’t treat women as objects to be used. I just don’t agree to possess a woman.
8. Music is a spiritual thing, you don’t play with music. If you play with music you will die young.
9. To think how many Africans suffer in oblivion. That makes me sad, despite my sadness, I create joyful rhythms, I am an artist, I want people to be happy and I can do it by playing happy music. And through happy music I tell them about the sadness of others, so really I am using my music as a weapon.
10. I want peace. Happiness. Not only for myself. For everybody.
11.A radical is he who has no sense, fights without reason, I have a reason. I am authentic. Yes, that’s what I am.
12. My people are scared of the air around them, they always have an excuse not to fight for freedom.
13. I don’t tell lies about anybody. That’s why i win all my wars.
14. In Nigeria they convict by law, not by the truth
15. The music of Africa is big sound: it’s the sound of a community.
16. When you’re in prison, you can’t do anything about what’s happening outside.