‘Fela!’ star Adesola Osakalumi performs ‘Water No Get Enemy’ (Video)

Adesola Osakalumi


Adesola Osakalumi, who plays the alternate leading role of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, stopped by ‘Windy City Live’ last month and performed an incredible number from the Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith executive produced hit musical Fela!. The show, which is currently on a national tour, centers on the life of the African music legend and the culture of Nigeria.

Blackactors.net recently interviewed the multi-talented Osakalumi who relived his journey to the stage, and shared his experience touring in the critically acclaimed production.

In Fela!, according to producers, “audiences are welcomed into the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), [the musical] explores Kuti’s controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician.”

To find out when the show is coming to a city near you, visit Felaonbroadway or check out Adesola.com.


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