Yes I said it. Fela Made A Difference (MAD). Listening to Fela, I could only imagine the type of pressure he was under during his music career, still he did not quit. He spoke his mind at all times not minding the repercussions of his actions. Even the dreaded military government couldn’t keep him from speaking his mind and moving forward. For me, Fela’s life thought me to say and stand for the truth at all times no matter the situation.
Fela made a difference with his music in his generation and that difference still affects the present generation.
Create music that will affect your generation and generations to come. Fela stood for something great. I urge you to use your music and stand for something. As the saying goes, ‘if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for everything’. I pray you don’t fall.
As a musician, you have to be MAD. You have to Make A Difference.