Fela Kuti is a well-known Nigerian musician and songwriter who helped to establish the Afrobeat genre (a unique combination of funk, psychedelic rock, jazz and Yoruba chants).

He also rose to prominence as a human rights activist and political force in Nigeria and worldwide with particularly vocal views on bureaucratic corruption and the aftereffects of colonialism.

Kuti’s music became increasingly radical when he shifted to pidgin English to expand his pan-African appeal heavily influenced by the Black Panther Party’s ideology.

His family and acquaintances were also hounded on many occasions by the authorities Kuti practiced polygamy and was married to many ladies at the same time from many country.

His legacy though goes on Knitting Factory Records has published Kuti’s entire catalog of over 50 albums online and on CD and the label has now begun distributing vinyl.

Here are some of his purpular songs and singles, LadyShakaraGentlemenWarter no get enemyZombieSorow tears and bloodNo agreementRoforo fightShuffering and shmillingCoffin for head of stateI.T.TArmy arrangementO.D.O.O and many more.

Finally, the excellent melody “Fela Kuti – Sorrow Tears & Blood (Original Extended Version)” is a fantastic piece that will undoubtedly deserve a spot on your playlist if you enjoy great music.

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Read The Lyrics Here:

Hey yeah
Everybody run, run, run
Everybody scatter, scatter
Some people lost some bread
Someone nearly die
Someone just die
Police dey come, army dey come
Confusion everywhere
Hey yeah

Seven minutes later
All done cool down, brother
Police done go away
Army done disappear
Them leave sorrow, tears, and blood
Them regular trademark
Them leave sorrow, tears, and blood
(Them regular trademark) them regular trademark
(Them regular trademark)
That is why
Everybody run, run, run
Everybody scatter, scatter
Someone nearly died
Some people lost some bread
Someone just die
Police dey come, army dey come
Confusion everywhere
Hey yeah
Seven minutes later
All done cool down, brother
Police done go away
Army done disappear
Them leave sorrow, tears, and blood
Them regular trademark
Them leave sorrow, tears, and blood
Them regular trademark
La, la, la, la
My people self dey fear too much
We fear for the thing we no see
We fear for the air around us
We fear to fight for freedom
We fear to fight for liberty
We fear to fight for justice
We fear to fight for happiness
We always get reason to fear
We no want die
We no want wound
We no want quench
We no want go
I get one child
Mama dey for house
Papa dey for house
I want build house
I don build house
I no want quench
I want enjoy
I no want go
Ah
So policeman go slap your face
You no go talk
Army man go whip your yansh
You go dey look like donkey
Rhodesia dey do them own
Our leaders dey yab for nothing
South Africa dey do them own
Them leave sorrow, tears, and blood
Them regular trademark
Them regular trademark (them regular trademark)
Them regular trademark
Regular trademark (them regular trademark)
That is why
Everybody run, run, run
Everybody scatter, scatter
Some people lost some bread
Somene nearly die
Police dey come, army dey come
Confusion everywhere
Ah, na so
Time will dey go
Time no wait for nobody
Like that: choo, choo, choo, choo, ah
But police go dey come, army go dey come
With confusion
In style like this
Everybody run, run, run
Everybody scatter, scatter
Some people lost some bread
Someone nearly die
Someone just die
Police dey come, army dey come
Confusion everywhere
Hey yeah
Seven minutes later
All done cool down, brother
Police done go away
Army done disappear
Them leave sorrow, tears, and blood
Them regular trademark (them regular trademark)
Them leave sorrow, tears, and blood
Them regular trademark
That is why
Everybody run, run, run
Everybody scatter, scatter
Some people lost some bread
Someone nearly die.

The End!