Fela Kuti

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Status: Pre-Production As of September 17, 2013

Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Andrew Dosunmu is on-board to direct the film.

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TBA | Biography Drama

A human rights activist, sexual revolutionary, and political maverick, Fela Kuti was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was the king of Afrobeat, a fusion of jazz, funk, psy... more

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DIRECTOR

Andrew Dosunmu

Screenwriter

Biyi Bandele
Steve McQueen
Chris Abani

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A human rights activist, sexual revolutionary, and political maverick, Fela Kuti was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was the king of Afrobeat, a fusion of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, and Yoruba chants and rhythms. Taking on Nigeria’s rapidly changing and often corrupt government in the 1970s, Fela pushed boundaries in art and life. His legacy as a charismatic visionary continues to inspire the contemporary hip-hop world and generations of artists who believe in the power of music to transform people and cultures.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • The production's source material is Michael Veal's 2000 book "Fela: The Life and Times of An African Musical Icon", and is not an adaptation of, or affiliated with, the Broadway musical Fela! Fela Kuti will include original music from the performer himself.

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