Fela Kuti

Time travelling with Manu Dibango

Cameroonian songwriter, saxophonist and all-round musician, Manu Dibango has been here for centuries, and he ain't goin' away any time soon

How deep can you go in 15 minutes with Ebro?

M&G sat down with ‘Old Man Ebro’ during his Apple Music trip to SA, to see what a few minutes of conversation could produce. Apparently, a lot...

Moving encounters with misfits and megastars

Film festival screens documentaries of several celebrities and some local artists

Going home from home

A traveller returns home to warm familiarities seen through the eyes of universality

​Catch-22: The pressure of being children of musical greats like Kuti and Simone

Family dynasties of musical legends allow us to vicariously indulge our nostalgia – but, surely, there’s a purpose beyond that.

Abena Koomson: life is polyrhythmic

Ghanaian American artist Abena Koomson on life, art and the unifying power of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti's music.

Finding Fela: A Celebration of Fela Kuti’s life

A doccie about legendary musician Fela Kuti's life and politically-charged music has just been released.

Fela Kuti finally gets a welcome home

Fifteen years after his death, the man who was a thorn in the side of officials in Nigeria has been honoured by the authorities with whom he tangled.

Like father, like Seun

Seun Kuti shares his views on politics, the Egypt 80 big band and the long shadow cast by his father.

Fela Kuti’s cousin carries on a lonely struggle in Nigeria

After years of furthering her family's tradition of activism, Yemisi Ransome-Kuti decided to take her struggle to the campaign trail.

Fela Kuti’s biographer sues over musical

An award-winning American musical based on Fela Kuti's life has been lavishly praised. But the production has been hit with a $5-million lawsuit.

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NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders