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12 International artistes who drew inspiration from Fela Kuti – #1 & #9 even sang in Yoruba Lang. (With Pics)

6. Missy Elliot ft. Timbaland– “Whatcha Gon’ Do” (2001)

Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 provided the creative spark for “Whatcha Gon Do” off of Missy Elliot’s 2001 album, Miss E …So Addictive.

This song samples Fela & Afrika 70’s classic, “Colonial Mentality.”


7. Obie Trice (Spend The Day)


Obie Trice, an American rapper and song-writer, who attained international fame and success after signing to Shady Records, has also benefited from the genius of the great Fela.

Trice borrowed material from Fela’s “Sorrow Tears and Blood” to create “Spend the Day”.

“Spend the Day” which featured Drey Skonie, was released in 2012.



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