Before he turned 20, Lemi Ghariokwu, the artist who designed 26 jacket covers for Afrobeat creator Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s music, knew he was ‘gonna make it in Art’. The year (1974)
QnA with Toshi Endo (Japanese lecturer and Fela Scholar)
It’s amazing that a Japanese academic is so knowledgeable in African music. How did it all begin?
In the 1970s my
@waka_about editorial (Oct. 2012; print edition), published just before #Felabration 2012.
Femi Kuti, son of the late Afrobeat creator, Fela Kuti, turns 52 today, June 16. Waka-about was at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja (Lagos) on the eve of
By Pelu Awofeso
The fans have waited five hours for this moment. Its Felabration Week and we’re all inside the Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, enjoying musical tributes to the memory
By Azuka jebose Molokwu
The Afrika Shrine is a panoramic society, a poly-rhythmic nation, interlaced with rich multi-cultural rhythms that explode with happiness; the Afrika Shrine is a less-than-one-Kilometer Republic,