Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Segun Arinze says "Fela is still relevant"

Segun Arinze says "Fela is still relevant"

Segun Arinze,a popular Nollywood Actor  made a statement today that the Afro-beat legend,Fela Anikulapo Kuti is still relevant after 20 years of his death.

The legend died on the 2nd of August 1997.

Segun Arinze said: “He is a great icon and till date, his music still stands relevant. Most of those things he said in all his songs are prevalent till date.

“He was like a prophet but as the saying goes, a ‘prophet is not respected in his home town. That played out in his life.

“We still hope the society would continue to imbibe the messages he left behind for the much needed change to come,’’ Arinze said.

He described Fela as a great artiste, who used music to pass on messages.

“Fela started passing messages before other activists started using music to propagate worthy and good causes.

“And of course, he was recognised by the government, people and the society. Fela was great, we can never forget him in Nigeria, Africa and the world stage,” he added.

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