Fela’s Life Was Deep-Actor Will Smith Declares

Fela Kuti live at The Academy, Brixton, London, UK 12 November 1983

Popular actor, Will Smith has taken to Instagram handle to celebrate the legendary life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The actor shared a throwback picture of himself, his wife, Jada Pinkett with another black power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, which was taken in 2010 during a play produced to celebrate the life of the Afrobeat legend.

In his Instagram post, Will Smith wrote about how the play named after FELA which he produced together with his wife and friends got 11 Tony Awards Nominations. He further urged people to read about the Afro-Beat legendFELA while describing his life as “Deep”.

Here is what he wrote below;

May 20, 2010. We all produced a play together on Broadway called FELA. It was about the late Nigerian Artist / Activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. We were nominated for 11 Tony Awards!!! Look up FELA. His life was DEEP! #tbt


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