Fela Anikulapo Kuti, an activist, Pan Africanist and pioneer of Afrobeats.
In this Visual project "Fela's Artistic Sprit" I aimed to highlight the ways inspirational figures such as Fela have paved a path for a new generation of Africans.
Fela utilized his art and life to denounce brutality, corruption, apathy, fear and the legacy of colonialism.
He aimed to free Africans from the physical and mental burdens of oppression!!
As a Nigerian-American, I can see how the life and journey of Fela has created a new perspective for young Africans like myself, the way his spirit lives on in music, art, poetry and so on.
I see the pain, struggles, and shortcomings of my country, and the long journey we have to peace.
I see Fela's legacy as fuel to create my own path and find ways to utilize my artistic abilities to follow and develop the principles of my ancestors and culture.
All to serve my people and the next generation of Nigerians.
Their Artistic Spirit lives forever In us.