One of the 27 wives of Fela, and member of the deceased’s music group, Mrs. Olaide Babayale, has called on government officials at all levels to listen to evergreen songs of the late legend, saying it will help them to discharge their duties responsibly.
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Mrs. Babayale made the call while speaking at the official launch of ‘Fela and the Kalakuta Queens’, a stage play scheduled to hold between December 17, 2017 and January 7, 2018, at the Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos.
She noted with concern the country’s infrastructure deficit and high poverty rate urging the government to draw inspiration from Fela’s music to address the situations.
According to her, “All Fela said in his music is still happening now; there are lots of people suffering on the roads, poverty is hitting everybody hard. The government should listen to Fela’s music and learn from it to rearrange the present and the future of this country.”