Revolutionary Afrobeat icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti melded music and politics, lifting up the oppressed as he voiced Nigeria’s struggle for freedom.
Trace the rise of democracy in Nigeria and you will encounter the unparalleled output of Afrobeat icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) documents the energy of Fela’s Pan Africanist politics that vehemently spoke out against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. Melding music and political activism his potent message lifted up the oppressed and voiced the struggle for Nigerian freedom.
- Sundance 2014, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014, Seattle International Film Festival 2014
- Alex Gibney
- Executive Producer
- Stephen Hendel, Ruth Hendel
- Alex Gibney, Jack Gulick
- Maryse Alberti
- Lindy Jankura
- Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti