Not sure if this more about Seun Kuti‘s desire to sell more units of his latest album out on Monday (he has been talking a lot the last few days), but he has a way with words:

I’d been following events in Tunisia for months. In Libya, people are fighting for freedom from Gaddafi – but with Western influence. And Britain is Gaddafi’s biggest arms supplier; he has houses all  over Europe … You want to help African people – why don’t you stop African rulers from stashing their wealth in your countries?… I think a better way for the British and US governments is to load their planes full of my albums and drop them on Libya.


For a debate on the hard issues, see here.

Further Reading

Fela enshrined

Fela Kuti’s friend, Carlos Moore, the black Cuban emigre writer, is the subject of a film about their at times difficult relationship. The result is complex.