‘Abami Eda’, The legendary Singer Fela Anikulapo Kuti was undoubtedly an inspiration in so many areas. Apart from spheres like the government and politics, the icon remains alive in the hearts of so many Africans, and more so in the international music, Fela continuosly reigns as an inspiration.
Many foreign artistes attest to thisin their various albums.Even some of them sang those yoruba phrases… Listen and see for yourself..
1. Nas ft. Alicia Keys– “Warrior Song” (2002)
Once again, Fela Kuti’s presence is felt in this inspirational song that uses some rhythms from his 1972 track titled “Na Poi.”
The rapper featured Alicia Keys on the track which was described as a “high energy collaboration”.
“Warrior Song” appeared on God’s Son, the critically acclaimed sixth studio album of Nas.
2. Missy Elliot ft. Timbaland– “Whatcha Gon’ Do” (2001)
Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 provided the creative spark for “Whatcha Gon Do” off of Missy Elliot’s 2001 album, Miss E …So Addictive.
This song samples Fela & Afrika 70’s classic, “Colonial Mentality.”