FELA KUTI - ALAGBON CLOSE/WHY BLACK MAN DEY SUFFER

FELA KUTI - ALAGBON CLOSE/WHY BLACK MAN DEY SUFFER

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Alagbon Close represents one of the first times anyone had directly taken on the Nigerian authorities in such a brash manner.

Why Black Man Dey Suffer: This album, recorded in 1971 with Ginger Baker behind the board, was originally deemed too controversial for release by his label at the time.

The title track is a history lesson on the oppression of the African man - detailing the litany of abuses they have suffered from being taken as slaves to having an alien people impose a new culture upon them, take their land, fight them, and set them against one another.

1. Alagbon Close
2. I No Get Eye for Back
3. Why Black Man Dey Suffer
4. Ikoyi Mentality Versus Mushin Mentality