Oyinbo Live Band Performing Fela Kuti’s song ‘Zombie’ got Nigerians talking – Watch video
Nigerians react to video of oyinbo live band performing Fela’s Zombie song
A video of an oyinbo live band performing Fela’s popular song, Zombie, has recently made the rounds on social media. The full band of white people, led by a female singer and other backup singers, with trumpeters, drummers, dancers and more, were seen trying their best to sing the Fela song word for word to the dancing crowd.
The video soon made its way to the Nigerian social media scene and it raised a series of interesting reactions from netizens. While many of them were entertained and pleased by the performance, others shared their opposing views.
The reactions ranged from admiration for the band’s effort to criticism of the band’s attempt to “steal” African culture. Some even pointed out that the performance was a testament to the fact that Fela did not win a Grammy.
Overall, the video of the oyinbo live band performing Fela’s popular song, Zombie, stirred mixed feelings among Nigerians.
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