Fela!: Musical Info & Synopsis


Fela! brings to life the music and spirit of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti. Set in Lagos, Nigeria, during the 1970s, the musical follows Fela as he confronts political corruption and challenges societal norms through his groundbreaking Afrobeat sound. As Fela fights against government oppression and injustice, the musical unfolds as a powerful reflection on the personal and political struggles that defined his life.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Cast Size: 5+

Genre: Biography

Setting: 1970s / Africa (Nigeria)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Fela Kuti

Book: Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2010)➝


2000s, Biography, Black Artists, Black History, Jukebox Musical, One-Word, Political

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