Since 2nd August, popular celebrities have been eulogizing Fela Kuti. Soyinka led the pathway which we at Ifeanyicy.com rightly reported. Charly boy and other big names in the entertainment industry also joined the train of honouring World renowned Kuti. Recently, Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze has also expressed his mind about the personality of Fela, likening him as a prophet who was not respected outside his homeland.
"He is a great icon and till date, his music still stands relevant. Most of those things he said in all his songs are prevalent till date. He was like a prophet but as the saying goes, a ‘prophet is not respected in his home town’, which is exactly what played out in his life. We still keep hope that the society will continue to imbibe the messages he left behind for the much-needed change to come. And of course, he was being recognised by the government, people and the society; Fela was great, we can never forget him in Nigeria, Africa and the world stage. It even got to a level of staging a play in his honour, Fela on Broadway; what else can you ask for?”