Nigeria’s military regime
wasn’t perfect and was met with resistance from outspoken Nigerians such as Fela, Gani Fawehinmi and Ken Saro-Wiwa
Being the radical that he was, Fela threw heavy shade at the Nigerian military in his 1977 song, Zombie, where he compared the soldiers to mindless Zombies.
In the light of the recent protests against police brutality in the US, American rapper, Jay-Z, compiled a list of songs that addressed social injustices in a selection he titled, Songs For Survival.
And because Fela’s legendary status and his Zombie song will be forever relevant, Jay-Z added this great song to the collection which is available for download on Tidal.
You can listen to Fela’s Zombie here.
You can also listen to Songs Of survival via Tidal here