Afrobeat Culture Federator

Afrobeat Culture Federator

Fédérateur de la culture Afrobeat - Afrobeat Culture Federator - musiques africaines - African musics

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SEGUN DAMISA MEMORIAL JULY 17, 2006 – JULY 17, 2017.

Monday 17 July 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
We in the afrobeat family; remember today like every other day Segun Damisa, founder of the Bordeaux based group Afrobeat Crusaders, who died of generalised cancer July 17, 2006 in France. Before we digest Segun Damisa’s wise take on the Nigerian situation a decade plus ago, our thoughts on this (...)


KALAKUTA REPUBPLIC ANNIVERSARY 30th April 1974 – 30th April 2017.

Sunday 30 April 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
The 30th April 1974, Fela was attending to some guest in his house suddenly some policemen walked into the living room demanding that every one should subject them to on the spot search, they produced a signed warrant by a high court judge authorising the search and they went through the house (...)


ORGANISED RESISITANCE!

Friday 10 February 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Permit me to give my opinion on the controversial “One Voice Nigerian nation protest march”, against government and its handling of the country’s economic crises, organised by 2Face Idibi scheduled to start from Africa Shrine, but cancelled by Femi Kuti and the Afrika Shrine management. In my (...)


MONKEY BANANA - FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI

Thursday 19 January 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
“What has Monkey Banana got to do with this?” This is Onome Amawhe’s reply; to a commentary I made to a post by The Africa Archive’s photo on facebook, shared by my friend Latoya Aduke Ekemode. The post was making comparison; between the presumable simplicity of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg (...)


EGYPTOLOGY & ITS ORIGIN: THE ROLE OF AFRICAN SCIENCE By PROFESSOR THEOPHILE OBENGA

Thursday 19 January 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I feel quite at ease here because a lot of memories come back. When we were at a ceremony in Ouagadougou, we saluted ... President Sankara greeted the guests and he did not know me, of course, it was the first time we met each other and I introduced myself: (...)


AFRICAN CIVILIZATION & HUMAN SACRIFICE.

Tuesday 27 September 2016 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
If we take a trip back in history; we remember that the story of Africa and its treasures used to conjure up in the Western European minds visions of human sacrifices, crucifixion pits with decomposing bodies - a veritable land full of blood and savagery. But such vision, were for those at the (...)


FESTIVAL LIVE ENERGY

Tuesday 20 September 2016 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
BLACK ART PRODUCTIONS & RADIO SHRINE PRESENTS: Who else but Rachid Taha, to embody the values of humanity and tolerance advocated by the organizers of Festival Live Energy? As a defender of a plural identity in France for more than 30 years, particularly with his former group Cart De (...)


HOMOSEXUALITY AND AFRICAN CULTURE

Friday 18 March 2016 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Culture is not static; it is subject to evolutions and innovations hence, my conviction that the homosexual and lesbian culture among humans today is a reality from human cultural evolution. To start with; my question: “is gay marriage our priority?” should not be interpreted as endorsement of (...)


UNKNOWN SOLDIER REVISTED FEBRUARY 18, 1977 – FEBRUARY 18, 2015

Thursday 18 February 2016 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
To the unsuspecting mind this song’s title represents a homage to military ‘heroes’, in keeping with world-wide trend of erecting statues in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in wars. While Fela in his lifetime cannot be described as ‘a good bed-fellow’ of military orientation and approach in (...)


WAS FELA MENTALLY UNSTABLE? FACEBOOK DEBATE PICTURE SANDRA & ID

Monday 25 January 2016 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Pardon me folks to revisit this seemingly closed discussion about who is in the picture with Sandra Izsadore, the role of Fela’s cousin Fola in Kalakuta, and Banjoko’s claim that Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was mentally unstable at this time, etc. If I revisit the debate I am doing so for two reasons: (...)

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