Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is the most influential figure in African music, and there’s no question about that.
There’s no way you can talk about the history of African music and exclude Fela. There’s no way you can talk about activism in Nigeria and exclude the legend. Fela is where music and activism intersect. For that, he’s going to be remembered for life.
But how about the music? Will the music really live on? Will the music still be around to make any impact, ten years from now? Is it still making an impact right now? Hmm, your guess is as good as mine.
I’m afraid to be the carrier of bad news but what it looks like is, the musical legacy of Abami Eda is dying, and it’s clear for all to see.