Fela Kuti was a Nigerian musician, composer, and performer. Born as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, he is considered to have institutionalized “Afrobeat’ music and has used music to express his political views, radical ideas and activism. This documentary entitled “Fela Kuti Music is the Weapon” shows the great music artist performing at the Shrine nightclub. It includes some interviews that have not been released before as well as some footage detailing his incredible life.
This film offers a look back at Fela Kuti as a youngster roaming the streets of Lagos. The documentary brings to light the people he grew up with in the Kalakuta Republic compound. Although this documentary showed how Fela Kuti’s life was, it was mostly the images themselves, which told the stories.