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Book: In Search of Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Chapter: Lady : Fela and Women

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25016


A discussion of Fela’s complex relationship with women, including his simultaneous marriage to the 27 ‘queens’ and the subsequent simultaneous divorce, the working polygamy model that operated in Fela’s household, the women who guided his path and sparked his political ideas. Vivienne Goldman, Sandra Izadore and Fehintola take the lead , with producer and bass player Dennis Bovell and Kalakutan percussionist Lekan Babalola telling it like they thought it was from their male viewpoints.

Chapter Contributors

  • Max Reinhardt ( - book-auth-232) 'DJ and Writer'
  • Rita Ray ( - book-auth-233) 'DJ and Broadcaster'