Afrobeat Culture Federator

Afrobeat Culture Federator

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KALAKUTA SHOW ANNIVASARY November 24, 1974 – November 24, 2017

Friday 24 November 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
November 23, 1974, the police aware that up till then they have been unsuccessful in their attempts to hold Fela directly responsible, for any of the alleged crimes finally attacked his house again. Three truck loads of Nigerian anti-riot police squad armed to the teeth with guns, batons, (...)


TERRORISM - AMERICA’S DEFINITION!

Monday 6 November 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
In my post AN AFRICAN SOLUTION TO TERRORISM; Thursday 17 December 2015, I wrote: “English dictionary definition of terrorism is the use of violence, and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims”. This article was written after a wave of terrorist’s attacks in Europe that left a lot of people (...)


FELA, FELABRATION & LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT.

Saturday 21 October 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
The adage “prophets are not known in their countries” comes to mind, with the unveiled effigy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Particularly; the governor’s claim that the effigy is a symbol, of Fela’s philosophy and remembrance of everything the icon stood for. One cannot but (...)


Coffin for Head of State Commemoration - September 30th 1979 – September 30th 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Picture above front row left, (ID and right J.K. with plastered eye) and all arrested persons, stepping out of the famous police truck named Black Maria. Photo by Femi Bankole Osunla, was used in the album design of Coffin For Head of State. “Meanwhile; Fela on his return back to Nigeria after (...)


HOW I BECAME HISTORIC & POLITICAL CONSCIOUS

Wednesday 2 August 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Fela, phenomenon and legacy, is an attempt to shed light from a personal experience and knowledge of the phenomenon that was Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. This impressive and rich experience started in 1974 after my high school graduation. I wanted to go study philosophy at the University, but as (...)


AN AFRICAN SOLUTION! MORALISATION OF POLITICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

Monday 31 July 2017 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
As often underlined on this page; corruption the cancer that is devouring the African society and impedes the continent’s progress, is not new to today’s African vocabulary, and the denunciation of African leadership and their complicity in the wide-spread. Majority of the finger-pointing of the (...)


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 RESISTANCE!

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 (...)

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