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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

MUSIC: Femi and Made Kuti Drop Two New Singles, Announce Joint Album

 


The secret is out! Legendary Afrobeat artist Femi Kuti will be releasing a joint album, Legacy+ alongside his son, Made, on February 5 2021. Legacy+ will be a two-sided album, with one side featuring Femi’s project, Stop the Hate and the other, Made’s For(e)ward album. 

Leading up to the February release, the father-son duo has today released two new singles: Your Enemy by Made, and Pà Pá Pà by Femi.

Your Enemy – Made’s follow-up to his debut single, Free Your Mind – turns a swirling and modern Afrobeat sound into an impassioned call for justice. While Femi’s “Pà PáPà,’ implores Nigerians to rail against the dishonesty of local politicians (“When government waste our time, government waste our life” he declares). “Pà Pá Pà” is also accompanied by a music video filmed in Lagos and directed by Adasa Cookey.

Both albums that make up ‘Legacy +’ are steeped in the tradition of Afrobeat invented by Fela, but each also offers their own unique vision. Femi’s ‘Stop The Hate’ honours Fela in a traditionally fun, sharply political, and affirming way. Made’s ‘For(e)ward’ meanwhile, is a modern and progressive freedom manifesto, pushing boundaries of the subgenre even further. Made also performs every instrument on his album!



Femi Kuti – ‘Stop The Hate’ tracklist:

  1. Pà Pá Pà
  2. As We Struggle Everyday
  3. Stop The Hate
  4. Land Grab
  5. Na Bigmanism Spoil Government
  6. You Can’t Fight Corruption With Corruption
  7. Show Of Shame
  8. Privatisation
  9. Young Boy Young Girl
  10. Set Your Minds And Souls Free

Made Kuti – ‘For(e)ward’ tracklist:

  1. Free Your Mind
  2. Your Enemy
  3. Blood
  4. Different Streets
  5. Higher You’ll Find
  6. Hymn
  7. Young Lady
  8. We Are Strong

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