Twitter applauds Beyonce for paying Tribute to Fela and Chimamanda

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Some Nigerians on Twitter have applauded the American music star, Beyonce for paying tribute to Afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and honouring Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie.

Beyonce, who became the first black woman to headline Coachella on Saturday, did so with a two-hour performance and had her band perform a rendition of Fela’s 1976 classic ‘Zombie’.

Fela Kuti was a Nigerian musician and activist, who launched Afro-beat, which then fused American blues, jazz and funk with traditional Yoruba music.

The News Agency of Nigerian reports that Nigerians were excited that Beyonce decided to honour two of their countrymen, alongside other black legends including Nina Simone and Malcolm X.

Below are some comments on social media.

Nigerian singer, @emmanyra wrote, “Beyonce just made me so proud to be who I am. Unapologetically black, female and talented. Our voice matters. She even paid tribute to Fela! I will forever be a fan.”

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