Fela Ransome Kuti* & Africa 70 ‎– Alagbon Close, 1975

Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu reveals the incredible stories behind his highly-political Fela Kuti album.

" Nigerian artist, illustrator and graphic designer Lemi Ghariokwu is the creative force behind 26 of Fela Kuti's album covers. His highly-political artwork paired illustration and collage with acute social realism, becoming a crucial visual accompaniment to Fela's anti-establishment records.

Lemi's covers are instilled with social commentary and, like the afrobeat legend's songs, they directly call out government corruption, political oppression, police brutality, skin bleaching and much more. We called up Lemi at his home in Lagos to get the story behind seven of his iconic Fela album covers." ~ OkayAFrica

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