A Ugandan musician and activist and Opposition leader, Robert Kyagulanyi, said that the late afro-beat maestro was a man who lived before his time, and was silenced before the emergence of social media.
He said that Fela had explored music as the most powerful means of communication and as an agent of promoting social change in communities.
Kyagulanyi enjoined African musicians to adequately use their music as tool for effecting change in the society like Fela and Bob Marley did.
” Fela influenced me so much, likewise most of Nigerian authors like late Chinua Achebe and more; this is because they have been able to contribute to societal growth.
” I want African musicians to imbibe Fela’s style of educating and entertaining the populace through his music; musicians have overwhelming power to change the society, they should be conscious of this,” he said.