Fela Kuti - Ikoyi Blindness - 33RPM

Fela Kuti

Ikoyi Blindness


Knitting Factory

Genre: Afrobeat
EAN: 0720841207733
Regular price €26,00
Fela used the cover of Ikoyi Blindness to announce his change of middle name from Ransome, which he now considered a slave name, to Anikulapo, which means “he who carries death in his pouch.” The front cover shows Ransome crossed out and Anikulapo added above it. Fela also used the album cover to announce the Africanisation of Africa 70’s name, changing it to Afrika 70. In the title track, Fela draws attention to the economic chasm separating the haves and have-nots of Nigerian society, contrasting the get-rich-at-all-costs mindset of the residents of the prosperous Lagos suburb Ikoyi with the more community-minded attitude of the poor inhabitants of the Mushin, Maroko, Ajegunle and Somolu neighborhoods

1 Ikoyi Blindness
2 Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo