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Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by naptu2: 6:28am On Oct 15, 2017
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Would Have Been 79 Years Old Today. Post Your Favourite Fela Lyrics And Quotes Here.

I'll go first.

From "Overtake Don Overtake Overtake" (ODOO)

My friend wan come buy fan
Him dey sweat when him dey sleep for room
Him dey for level of 03
The fan na seventy-five naira

My friend him dey for low salary
Him dey try to save and save and save
Every time he nearly buy the fan
Government go add ten naira more
Every time he nearly buy the fan
Government go start one activity
Till the fan reach two hundred naira
My friend nearly die, he never die

My friend he no wan die
Die-die no dey for him dictionary
For where? Huh...
Him dey try to save and save again
Him save for one year and six months

Inside cupboard
Under pillow
Under, under cooking pot
Inside socks
Under carpet
Him dey on his way to buy the fan
When alarm come blow

Wiiiiiaaaaaaaa!

Government announce second tier
Everything come tear to pieces
Everything come expensive
Even water become expensive

Second bass, jare... pop!

Fan don become seven hundred naira
Me and my friend start to look ourselves
He remain small make my friend dey cry
Na laugh laugh he catch monkey
Na now he come understand him life
Enjoyment can never come him way
Na now him life dey go reverse
In Africa, him fatherland
One more time..

Chorus

I get my money
Plan my plan finish
Start to go for market
Start to go for shopping
Before I reach market nko o?
Government show don enter
My plan don spoil o
Government show don enter
My plan don spoil o

Overtake don overtake overtake
Heiya
Overtake don overtake overtake

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by naptu2: 6:29am On Oct 15, 2017
Music Against Second Slavery (MASS)

Our government go sell us away
Selling the continent to make us slaves again

Dem come go Europe, white man wey dey for west, bring am come-o
Bringing the religion Christianity to go chop us away
Dem go Arabia, white man wey dey for east,
Bring am come-o Bringing the religion Islam to dey chop us away

Islam and Christianity bring wars to Africa
To this-e continent In the center of the world
Dem go bring confusion
To the center of the world
Wetin dis government dey do no be for talk
Na for cry-o
Time don reach for us to call alhajis so . . .

I don travel many places
This the first time I don hear about. I never hear "alhaji" as title
Only in the country Nigeria You hear somebody be alhaji "Alhaji so-so-and-so . . ."
We cannot talk about what these governments do-we can only cry

CHORUS:

Ye, ye, ye (imitation of crying sound)


Brothers, come and hear this one: "Alhaji" na Arabic language The meaning of "alhaji" na "stranger" .

(Fela) I Alhaji Umaru Dikko
(Response) Stranger Umaru Dikko!

(FELA): Alhaji Dasuki
(Response) Stranger Dasuki!

(Fela): Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo
(Response): Stranger Mohammedu Gambo!

(Fela): Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari
(Response) Stranger Muhammadu Buhari!

(Fela) Alhaji Moshood Abiola
(Response) Stranger Moshood Abiola!

(Fela) Alhaji Tunde Idiagbon
(Response) Stranger Tunde Idiagbon!

(Fela) Alhaji Sani Abacha
(Response) Stranger Sani Abacha!

(Fela) Alhaji Babangida
(Response) Stranger Babangida!

(Fela) Alhaji Raji Rasak
(Response) Stranger Raji Rasaki!

(Fela) Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji
(Response) Stranger Abubakar Stranger!

(Fela) Alhaji! (Response) Stranger, (Fela) Mohammed, (Response) stranger! (Fela) Alhaji! (Response) Stranger (Fela) Ibrahim, (Response) stranger! FELA: Alhaji!

This na revelation Revelation of our ancestors Offender must point at himself. This na revelation Revelation of our ancestors Offender must point at himself. Brothers and sisters hear me

Mothers and fathers hear me! Na stranger dey rule our country!

(Response) For inside police For inside air force For inside navy For inside government

(Fela) Dem dey control am! Mothers and Fathers

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by naptu2: 6:30am On Oct 15, 2017
Lekki Sun Splash (Dec 1993)

The crowd urged Fela to "yab" Abacha, since he hadn't yabbed Abacha the way he had yabbed Babangida.

"Wetin una want make I talk? In the country of the blind the one eyed man is leading" (Abacha was cross-eyed).

"We get Babangida we think say things bad, now Abacha don come and everything turn to basha basha"

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by RSVP: 6:39am On Oct 15, 2017
International theif thief
international Ole
international theif thief
International Ole


Baba God purnish dem.. Ahmen!
Edumare punish dem..Ahmen!
Sango go fire dem.. Ahmen!

You know d rest... Ahmen eeeeeeeee eeeeeeeee....

grin grin

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by DanseMacabre(m): 6:41am On Oct 15, 2017
Mine is very concise:
'suffer suffer for world (aamen) enjoy for heaven (aamen)'

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by naptu2: 6:42am On Oct 15, 2017
Many leaders as you see dem
Na different disguise dem dey oh
Animal in human skin
Animal e put u tie oh
Animal e wear agbada
Animal e put u suit u


These disguising leaders oh, na wah for dem
Dem hold meeting everywhere, dem reach America

These disguising leaders oh, na wah for dem
Dem hold meeting everywhere, dem reach America

Dem call the place United Nations
Hear oh another animal talk
Wetin united inside United Nations?
Who & who unite for United Nations?
No be there Thatcher & Argentina dey
No be there Reagan & Libya dey
Israel versus Lebanon
Iran oh versus Iraq-i
East West Block versus West Block East
No be there dem dey oh United Nations
Dis "united" United Nations
One veto vote is equal to 92...or more, or more
What kind sense be dat, na animal sense



Dem go hold meeting oh, Dem go start yap human beings
Animal talk don start again
Dash dem human rights

Dem go hold meeting oh, Dem go start yap human beings
Animal talk don start again
Dash dem human rights
Give dem human rights


How animal go know say dem no born me as slave?
How animal go know say slave trade don pass?

And, they wan dash us human rights
Animal must talk to human beings
Give dem human rights


I beg e oh, make you hear me well-u well
I beg e oh, make you hear me very well
Human rights na my property
So therefore, you can't dash me my property
Human rights na my property
Dey wan dash us human rights


Some people say why I dey talk like dis
No be talk like dis dem take to carry me go prison ee-oh"
No be me dey talk, na Prime Minister Botha dey talk ee-oh
No be me dey talk, na Prime Minister Botha dey talk ee-oh

Him say, this uprising will bring out the beast in us
This uprising will bring out the beast in us


Him say, this uprising will bring out the beast in us
This uprising will bring out the beast in us

Ke ji keke
My argument

Botha na friend to Thatcher & Reagan
Botha na friend to some other leaders too
And together dem wan dash us human rights
Animal wan dash us human rights
Animal can't dash me human rights
Animal can't dash us human rights

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti - Beast Of No Nation live at the Zenith in Paris in 1984.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0BhNPiq78k

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by RSVP: 6:49am On Oct 15, 2017
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Most of d pple he mentioned in his tracks still dey rule us direct or indirectly till date..... Shey na only dem waka come?

Youths gaz reason well well oo angry angry

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by Nobody: 6:50am On Oct 15, 2017
help me please!

my dog is pregnant for our neighbour's local dog and I don't like it, so help me with the the type of abortion pills you use when you were pregnant!

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by Tolexander: 6:58am On Oct 15, 2017
Ok
Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by nerodenero: 6:58am On Oct 15, 2017
I love...
'water no get enemy
Omi o lo ta o,
water no get enemy

Who no dey drink water? Nobodycheesy.

I love I.T.T
[Chorus]
International Thief Thief!

I.T.T.
International thief
I.T.T.
International rogue

Well, well...
Ha!
Well, well...
Ha!

Motherfuckers, bastard motherfuckers
We yab dem, yeah
Hurry up there
Say "yeah"

[Chorus]
Well well!

Well well, na true I want talk again o
Na true I want talk again o
If I dey lie o
Make Osiris punish me
Make Ifa dey punish me o
Make Edumare punish me o
Make the land dey punish me o
Make Edumare punish me o

I read dem for book ee-o
I see so myself ee-o
Well-ee well-ee o
Well well... well well!

[Chorus]
Well well... well well!

Long time ago
Long, long time ago

[Chorus]
Long time ago!

Long, long, long, long time ago
African man we no dey carry shit
We dey shit inside big big hole
For Yoruba-land na "Shalanga"
For Igbo-land na "Onunu-insi"
For Hausa-land na "Salga"
For Gaa-land na "Tiafi"
For Ashanti-land na "Yarni"
For Ethiopia-land na "Sagara-be"
For Kagyu-land na "Cho-Cho"
For Bemba-land na "Chimbuzi"
For Tunga-land na "Echibuzi"
Long, long, long, long time ago
African man we no dey carry shit
We dey shit inside big big hole

[Chorus]
Long time ago!

Long, long, long, long time ago
Long, long, long, long time ago

Before them come force us away as slaves
During the time them come force us away as slaves
Na European man, na him dey carry shit
Na for them culture to carry shit
During the time them come colonize us
Them come teach us to carry shit
Long, long, long, long time ago
African man we no dey carry shit
Na European man teach us to carry shit

[Chorus]
Say am, say am!

Many foreign companies dey Africa carry all our money go
Many foreign companies dey Africa carry all our money go
Them go write big English for newspaper, dabaru we Africans
Them go write big English for newspaper, dabaru we Africans

I read about one of them inside book like that
Them call him name na I.T.T.
I read about one of them inside book like that
Them call him name na I.T.T.

Them go dey cause confusion (Confusion!)
Cause corruption (Corruption!)
Cause oppression (Oppression!)
Cause inflation (Inflation!)

Oppression, oppression, inflation
Corruption, oppression, inflation

Them get one style wey them dey use
Them go pick one African man
A man with low mentality
Them go give am million naira breads
To become of high position here
Him go bribe some thousand naira bread
To become one useless chief

Like rat they do them go do from
Corner corner, pass-ee pass-ee
Under under, pass-ee pass-ee
Inside inside, pass-ee pass-ee
In in, pass-ee pass-ee
Out out, pass-ee pass-ee
Peep peep, pass-ee pass-ee
Up up, pass-ee pass-ee...

Then he gradually, gradually, gradually, gradually...
Then he gradually, gradually, gradually, gradually...

Them go be:
Friend friend to journalist
Friend friend to Commissioner
Friend friend to Permanent Secretary
Friend friend to Minister
Friend friend to Head of State

Then start start to steal money
Start start them corruption
Start start them inflation
Start start them oppression
Start start them confusion
Start start them oppression
Start start to steal money
Start start to steal money

Like Obasanjo and Abiola

[Chorus]
International Thief Thief!

I.T.T.
International rogue
International thief
We go fight them, well well

[Chorus]
Well well!

Well, well...

We don tire to carry anymore of them shit
We don tire to carry anymore of them shit
We don tire to carry anymore of them shit

Well, well...

[Chorus]
International Thief Thief!
There can only be one Fela. Fela was like a prophet, a man who saw tomorrow. He saw what so many prophets could not see. Fela means every letter in the word 'Legend'.

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by naptu2: 7:00am On Oct 15, 2017
This is from a funny interview that Fela had with May Ellen Ezekiel (MEE). It's a long time ago but I can still remember the funny part of the interview. I can't remember it word for word so I'll paraphrase.


Why are people surprised that students are joining campus cults? What do you expect them to do when you put them in a faculty. What did you call it again? fa-cult-y. Ehen!


Technology came from Africa. Do you know the meaning of technology in Yoruba? Te ki ina lo ji.

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by serverconnect(m): 7:01am On Oct 15, 2017
Unknown soldier.

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by naptu2: 7:10am On Oct 15, 2017
Viva Africa

This is brother Fela Ransome Kuti


This is one time I would like to say a few things
Men are born Kings are made
Treaties are signed Wars are fought
Every country has its own problems
So has Nigeria so has Africa
Let us bind our wounds and live together in peace
Nigeria, one nation indivisible
Long live Nigeria Viva Africa


The history of mankind
Is full of obvious turning points and significant events
Though tongue and tribe my differ
We are all Nigerians
We are all Africans
War is not the answer
It has never been the answer
And it will never be the answer fighting amongst each other
Let's live together in peace
Nigeria one Nation Indivisible
Long live Nigeria Viva Africa


Let's eat together like we used to eat
Let's plan together like we used to plan
Sing together like we used to sing
Dance together like we used to dance
United we stand, divided we fall
You know what I mean
I hope you do
Let us bind our wounds and live together in peace
Nigeria one nation indivisible
Long live Nigeria Viva Africa


Brothers and Sisters in Africa
Never should we learn to wage war against each other
Let Nigeria be a lesson to all
We have more to learn towards building then destroying
Our people can't afford any more sufferings
Let's join hands Africa
We have nothing to lose
But a lot to gain
War is not the answer
War has never been the answer
And it will never be the answer
Fighting amongst each other
One nation indivisible
Long live Nigeria
Viva Africa


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omp36v4Fxbo

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by ichommy(m): 8:13am On Oct 15, 2017
Legend.
Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by Adebowale89(m): 8:14am On Oct 15, 2017
before African man we no dey carry sheet, we dey sheet for big big hole

na oyinbo teach us to dey carry sheet

for yorubaland na shalanga
for igboland na unusi
for Hausa land na salunga
for Ashanti land na yanyi
for Burundi land na sacrabet


accused wey enter road jam justice, e miss road, o yes

gorilla wey do mistake enter Lagos, e miss road o yes


them go dey friend friend with commissioner, friend friend with journalist, friend friend with head of state. obasanjo and Abiola international thief thief.

ITT international thief thief


rest on legend

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by IAMSASHY(f): 8:14am On Oct 15, 2017
undecided undecided
Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by ishowdotgmail(m): 8:16am On Oct 15, 2017
Happy posthumous birthday to Nigeria music idol. Baba 70 himself

Continue to rest in peace
Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by destiny10: 8:16am On Oct 15, 2017
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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by Nobody: 8:17am On Oct 15, 2017
Happy birthday Abami Eda.

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by bjdawaz(m): 8:17am On Oct 15, 2017
RIP sir
Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by Mhistaedie01(m): 8:17am On Oct 15, 2017
taoheedoriloye:
help me please!

my dog is pregnant for our neighbour's local dog and I don't like it, so help me with the the type of abortion pills you use when you were pregnant!

It's a good thing na grin
Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by 1nigeriamyfoot: 8:17am On Oct 15, 2017
Baba 70!

Thunder Fire IBB
Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by naptu2: 8:19am On Oct 15, 2017
Fela live at Glastonbury in 1984.

Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zisHSsk9Og0

Serere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tX2H5oxE-E

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by Intellad(m): 8:19am On Oct 15, 2017
Happy Sunday to ALL Catholics!! The Lord be with You ALL

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by nairavsdollars(f): 8:20am On Oct 15, 2017
RIP Fela...truth is dead in Naija
Obasanjo dey there, with big fat stomach
Yar’Adua dey there, with neck like ostrich
Which musician get liver to say that today?

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by ednut1(m): 8:20am On Oct 15, 2017
Hbd
Culled from beast of no nation.
Na craze world we dey na craze world
No be outside (jubrin) dey eh , na craze world
Na craze man me dat animal in craze man skin e

Army arrangement
When obasanjo and yaradua chop belle and go
Dem put civilian govt der, dey say na second republic

-obj still dey run tins till date. Nawa

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Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by castrol180(m): 8:21am On Oct 15, 2017
happy post humous to aabami eda! Sleep on
Re: Fela Kuti's 79th Posthumous Birthday Is Today. Post Your Favourite Lyrics, Quote by emsheddy(m): 8:22am On Oct 15, 2017
No Nigerian musician deserves to be called a Legend. Only Fela deserves that title!

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