I came across this amazing photo of two legends of Nigerian culture: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Chinua Achebe.
They met in 1983 at the University of Ife, w. Fela performed a concert and Achebe gave a lecture.
The photo captures the mutual respect and admiration between the two icons, who both challenged the status quo and spoke truth to power through their art.
Fela was a pioneer of Afrobeat music, a genre that fused jazz, funk, highlife, and traditional African rhythms.
He was also a political activist who criticized the corruption and oppression of the Nigerian government and the neocolonialism of the West.
His songs were often banned by the authorities, and he faced constant harassment and arrests. He died in 1997 from complications of AIDS.
Achebe was a novelist, poet, and professor who is widely regarded as the father of modern African literature.
His most famous work, Things Fall Apart, is a classic that depicts the clash between traditional Igbo society and colonialism.
He also wrote essays and memoirs that explored the history and culture of Nigeria and Africa.
He won numerous awards and honors for his contributions to literature and education. He died in 2013 after a brief illness.
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