Written by Clement Oluwasegun
Wyclef Jean’s upcoming album features a track titled “Fela Kuti”.
“Fela Kuti’ which happens to be the fourth track on the album was produced by Supah Mario.
Wyclef decided to team up with Supah Mario, the producer after hearing his work on Young Thug’s song, ‘Wyclef Jean.’
Speaking about the track title and reasons for it, Wyclef said:
“I decided to name it Fela Kuti because for me, I feel like we be thinking of [Bob] Marley, we give a lot of people from our past props, so when the kids hear Fela Kuti, I really want them to Google it.
“For me, the same way kids can have songs called ‘Wyclef Jean’ who are influenced by me, I want kids to know who Fela is and what he means.
“Fela Kuti studied jazz in England. Wyclef studied jazz at Vailsburg High School. Fela Kuti then went back to his country and tried to help his country by running for president. Wyclef, you know, did the same thing.”