Few Facts about Fela Kuti


Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti in a Black Maria after being arrested, on charges of illegally attempting to export £1,600 in foreign currency abroad, by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Military Government, 1984.

Fela was arrested 200 times by different miltary regimes, but was kept in jail for a lengthy period of time by (then) Major-General Buhari, who first came to power in a military coup in December 1983. He was sentenced by a military tribunal to five years’ imprisonment, on what he always insisted were trumped-up currency charges, but was released in 1986 after General Ibrahim Babangida came to power. #HistoryVille

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