Fela Kuti Box Set 5

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I am honoured that some of my unpublished photos of Fela Kuti are being used in the new vinyl reissue Fela Box Set #5. It was co-curated by Fela's son, world-renowned multi-instrumentalist and Afrobeat ambassador, Femi Kuti, alongside Chris Martin (Coldplay).

Included in the box are 7 Vinyl LPs, and the artwork for each album has been meticulously recreated from the original vinyl pressings, alongside vintage vinyl label artwork, plus a 20-page full-colour booklet.


This volume includes Why Black Man Dey Suffer, Noise for Vendor Mouth, Kalakuta Show, Excuse O, Ikoyi Blindness, Original Sufferhead, and Overtake Don Overtake Overtake. The poster was designed by Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu, the creative force behind 29 of Fela‘s album covers. It’s released by Knitting Factory Records in a Limited edition of 4000 worldwide on 10 December.


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