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Fans pick Water No Get Enemy as favourite

29 October 2014, 14:30

Lagos - Nigerians have  chosen Fela Kuti’s  Water No Get Enemy, as the best in the Afrobeat Legend’s body of works, reports City Voices

This online survey was taken during the yearly Felabration, which is an annual festival of music and arts commemorating the life and times of the musical icon.

The  hit song released by Fela Kuti and the Afrika 70 is a song  released in a career that spanned some 30 years.

It was part of the album ‘Expensive Shit’, which was released in 1975.

Also read:Musicians urged to promote Fela's message

This result is the outcome of a poll conducted by an art, culture and travel publication based in Lagos on nearly 400 respondents during Felabration that took place in October.

Respondents were mostly male between the ages of  18 and 46  who attended the Felabration events at The New Afrika Shrine.

According to the poll, conducted among Nigerian and expatriate fans, “Water No Get Enemy” was picked by 60 respondents as their favourite Fela song of all time. “Zombie” (1977) came second with 46 votes, and 1972’s “Lady” placed third with 19 votes.

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