Femi Kuti tells things as he sees them. Though his words are swathed in catchy Afrobeat tunes, sometimes they’re hard to listen to, like the song “No Shame” from his self-titled album.
Don’t leave your fatherland for the “land of milk and honey” just to end up sweeping streets and washing toilets—something you wouldn’t even do in your own country, he says. Many have taken this step down in search of a better life, but don’t you forget your pride.
Here’s “No Shame”:
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