Jamhuri Wear Fela Kuti Kalakuta Republic Black T-shirt.
Jamhuri Wear

Fela Kuti Kalakuta Republic Mens T-shirt

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Fela Kuti Kalakuta Republic Mens T-shirt.

Fela Anikulapo (Ransome) Kuti (or just Fela as he's more commonly known) to the global musical village: producer, arranger, musician, political radical, outlaw.

He was all that, as well as showman par excellence, inventor of Afro-beat. A combination of traditional high life and jazz, partly as a critique of African performers whom he felt had turned their backs on their African musical roots in order to emulate current American pop music trends.

Born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, north of Lagos in 1938, Fela was more than simply a pop star; like Bob Marley in Jamaica, he was the voice of Nigeria's have-nots, a cultural rebel. This was something Nigeria's military junta tried to nip in the bud, and from almost the moment he came back to Nigeria up until his death, Fela was hounded, jailed, harassed, and nearly killed by a government determined to silence him.

Fela died aged fifty-eight in August 1997, at his funeral, one million people chanted “Fela will live forever!” They were not wrong.

T-shirt Description.

  • 100% combed cotton for a super soft hand feel.
  • 30 singles thread weight
  • Fine jerseySlim fit

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Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL
Chest (inches) 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 48-50
Waist (inches) 30-32 32-33 33-34 36-38 40-42
  S M L XL 2XL
Chest (cm) 86-91 97-102 107-112 117-122 122-127
Waist (cm) 76-81 81-84 84-86 91-97 102-107

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