Beyonce Honours Fela Kuti, Features Adichie’s Quotes, at Coachella
You already know no one does it better than Beyonce. During her enchanting set, Beyonce featured the quotes of award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie and her band also took the performance a notch higher when they paid homage to late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti’s 1976 classic Zombie.
Some Africans on Twitter have applauded the American music star, Beyonce for paying tribute to Afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and honouring 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
Adichie is a multi-award-winning writer and her second book ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ won the Orange Prize.
Beyonce has been trending since after her performance for the groundbreaking routine, song selections and surprises, including bringing her defunct group ‘Destiny Child’ on stage.
Beyonce performed old classics of the group with former members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams; and her husband music power-weight Jay Z.
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.