Fela Kuti: Africa's Bob Marley - or an African Handel?

Fela Kuti

When I met Fela Kuti, the self-styled “Black President”, he was in a London hotel wearing only a pair of red underpants, smoking a massive joint, surrounded by three of his wives he notoriously married 26 in one day and his personal magician, a Ghanaian who called himself Professor Hindu. This was in 1984, and was the first interview I ever had published.

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