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Book: In Search of Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Chapter: Expensive Shit: African Superstar and the Shrine (1970-1974 Lagos)

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25013


Fela and Africa ’70 return to Lagos and Afrobeat rapidly goes nuclear, both musically and politically/subversively. Fela becomes a superstar, creates his commune/ micro-state the Kalakuta Republic, his club The Shrine and the police begin to harass and raid his compound. The chorus of voices is joined by John Collins, Fela’s friend/ musical associate, musician, writer, broadcaster, producer, Professor of Music at The University of Ghana Legon

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  • Max Reinhardt ( - book-auth-232) 'DJ and Writer'