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Nigeria: Fela and the State

Chippla's Weblog writes on Fela and the State…..”While the state appeared to have no problem with Fela's marriages, it simply refused to accept a republic within the Nigerian republic where people could do as they pleased. Kalakuta was raided at least twice by the Nigerian government. In 1977, it was brunt down in an assault by the military—Fela's mother, who lived in Kalakuta, died as a result of this.”

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