The Alliance Française will on Saturday October 17 host the official Felabration celebrations in Accra.

Highlife legend Ebo Taylor, who gave birth to the idea, will lead the celebrations, organizers say, adding he will “shed light on the greatest Afrobeat artist of all times.”

Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Kyekyeku, Villy & the Xtreme Volumes and Yaa Yaa Kankam will perform their own songs and tributes to Fela, a statement issued in Accra reads.

“There will also be an exhibition titled ‘Buy Africa’- a celebration of Felaboration posters which will be opened on the night of the concert and until 8th November. It is a treat from Joseph-Oduro Frimpong from Ashesi University.

“This exhibition, (the first of its kind in Ghana, and perhaps in the world) with Alliance Francaise’ highlights the legacy of Fela’s music. In doing this, the exhibition aims to call attention to aspects of Fela’s life and music that is worth emulating, that is: to boldly name and shame our political leaders and their cronies whose corrupt practices rob ordinary citizens of a decent life. Furthermore, through the phrase “Buy Africa” which draws from the title of one of Fela’s songs, the exhibition encourages us, in spite of being global citizens, to tone down our appetite for foreign goods and patronize made-in-Africa goods. Here, the goal is to help boost our economy and begin the path of self-sustaining it.”

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