#TuneBackThursdays: Fela’s Water No Get Enemy Is As Timeless As They Come

In 1975 (before a whole lot of you were born), Nigeria’s most legendary musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti created one of his most popular pieces that spoke of the essence of water, likening it to the mighty great power inherent in the black race.

43 years later, the song still holds 100% lyrical value and relevance because of the depth of its subject matter. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the Nigerian songs that litter the internet daily with “elapse time” themes.

Today, the 22nd of March happens to be World Water Day and it only makes perfect sense to tune back to the greatest song ever made about the world’s most incredible substance.

In this Afrobeat classic, Fela sonically dished out the indispensable and indestructible power of water, even in the least favourable conditions.

Now that we have established that water is life, listen below, drink a lot of water and mind your business (the sentence would have been utterly incomplete if I did not add that lol!).

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“Only Fela I respect, others make dem go sleep” – Oritsefemi

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