Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The New Afrika Shrine

Located in the Ikeja central business district, the New Afrika Shrine is the commune where Afrobeat music lives. Patterned after Fela's original Afrika Shrine, it is a meeting place for progressives and music groupies.

American rapper Mos Def once described Fela thus: "Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was James Brown, Huey Newton, Rick James, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, and ODB all rolled up in one black African fist..."

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