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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Coachella: Nigerians Commend Beyonce for paying tribute to Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Chimamanda Adichie.


    Beyonce made it to the Coachella stage this year with a stunning performance, featuring Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie and Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
     During the live streaming of Beyonce’s performance on Youtube, the singer sang along as Adichie’s voice echoed across all the corners of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, venue of the concert.


     Some Nigerian Twitter users have hailed star American singer, Beyonce, for paying tribute to Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The music legend also honoured 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.
 
     This is not the first time that the performer had been inspired by Adichie’s materials, her self-titled 2013 album, which included the track Flawless” included sample of Adichie’s TED Talk ‘We Should All Be Feminists’.
    Beyonce, who was supposed to perform at the festival last year, pulled out on doctor’s orders, has become first woman of colour to headline the music festival in Indio, California.
     This year, she started off her almost two-hour set with the girls’ anthem, Run the World (Girls).
    The mother of three’s performance was loaded with surprises,  she sang “Deja Vu” with her husband, Jay-Z, and danced with her sister, Solange. It also led to a Destiny’s Child reunion.
    Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared on stage with Beyoncé to sing their ’90s hits “Say My Name,” “Soldier” and “Lose My Breath.”
   
    NAN reports that Nigerians were excited that she decided to honour two Nigerians, alongside other black legends including Nina Simone and Malcolm X.

   See Nigerian's reactions on twitter below: 
Nigerian singer, Emma Nyra, using her Twitter handle @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.”

Read more at: http://www.correctng.com/coachella-nigerians-applaud-beyonce-paying-tribute-fela-anikulapo-kuti-chimamanda-adichie/

Nigerian singer, Emma Nyra, using her Twitter handle @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.”

@Blackdot_Mandy tweeted: 
 “Beyonce just paid a tribute to Afroking and Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti during her Coachella performance. I stan Beyonce Knowles.” 

@Erhuwrites wrote 
 “Who else got chills when they heard Chimamanda’s voice at the end of Beyonce’s glorious performance at Coachella? I still have goose bumps.” 

@DrDendere tweeted:
 “Beyonce is now new level amazing. Chimamanda blasting out during her Coachella performance is life.” 

@Ganga_A wrote: 
“Within Beyonce’s Coachella performance in the little bit where the band was going off, they play Fela Kuti’s Zombie. This is why she is number one, a cultured queen and an unshakeable throne.” 

@KLCHII tweeted, 
 “Beyonc really brought Fela to Coachella with that lil hook.” The ‘irreplaceable’ crooner also featured Chimamanda Adichie’s speech ‘We Should All Be Feminists’, which was sampled on her song ‘Flawless’, at the end of her performance.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.





NAN reports that Nigerians were excited that she decided to honour two Nigerians, alongside other black legends including Nina Simone and Malcolm X.

Read more at: http://www.correctng.com/coachella-nigerians-applaud-beyonce-paying-tribute-fela-anikulapo-kuti-chimamanda-adichie/
Some Nigerian Twitter users have hailed star American singer, Beyonce, for paying tribute to Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, at the ongoing Coachella Music Festival in the United States of America. The music legend also honoured 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.

Read more at: http://www.correctng.com/coachella-nigerians-applaud-beyonce-paying-tribute-fela-anikulapo-kuti-chimamanda-adichie/
Some Nigerian Twitter users have hailed star American singer, Beyonce, for paying tribute to Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, at the ongoing Coachella Music Festival in the United States of America. The music legend also honoured 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. NAN reports that Nigerians were excited that she decided to honour two Nigerians, alongside other black legends including Nina Simone and Malcolm X. READ ALSO: Comedian Akpororo jubilates as wife gives birth to twins in U.S (Video)

Read more at: http://www.correctng.com/coachella-nigerians-applaud-beyonce-paying-tribute-fela-anikulapo-kuti-chimamanda-adichie/
Some Nigerian Twitter users have hailed star American singer, Beyonce, for paying tribute to Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, at the ongoing Coachella Music Festival in the United States of America. The music legend also honoured 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.

Read more at: http://www.correctng.com/coachella-nigerians-applaud-beyonce-paying-tribute-fela-anikulapo-kuti-chimamanda-adichie/
Some Nigerian Twitter users have hailed star American singer, Beyonce, for paying tribute to Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, at the ongoing Coachella Music Festival in the United States of America. The music legend also honoured 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. NAN reports that Nigerians were excited that she decided to honour two Nigerians, alongside other black legends including Nina Simone and Malcolm X. READ ALSO: Comedian Akpororo jubilates as wife gives birth to twins in U.S (Video)

Read more at: http://www.correctng.com/coachella-nigerians-applaud-beyonce-paying-tribute-fela-anikulapo-kuti-chimamanda-adichie/
ome Nigerian Twitter users have hailed star American singer, Beyonce, for paying tribute to Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, at the ongoing Coachella Music Festival in the United States of America. The music legend also honoured 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.

Read more at: http://www.correctng.com/coachella-nigerians-applaud-beyonce-paying-tribute-fela-anikulapo-kuti-chimamanda-adichie/
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