Studio: Focus Features
Director: Steve McQueen
Screenwriter: Steve McQueen, Biyi Bandele
Starring: Not Available
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
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Plot Summary: A feature film based on the life of African musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti - the subject of the recently opened Broadway musical "Fela!"
Based on the Michael Veal book "Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon." Fela, who died in 1997, was known for his Afrobeat musical style, which is a fusion of American jazz, funk and West African drums.
Fela lived large, with some 27 wives and paid a high price for speaking out against oppression in Nigeria. In one attack on his home, Fela's 78-year-old mother was killed after being thrown from a second-story window. Fela responded by placing her coffin on the steps of the Nigerian leader's residence.