If you didn't know, now you do. It seems like a distant mare (as in night) the time I lived my life not knowing who Fela Kuti was. I was introduced to his music in 2007 by an ex (the one thing exes are good for = music) and since then have joined the legions of Fela fans all over the world. His music never gets old and makes you feel like neither will you.
But this post is not about Fela, it's about his Queens - the 27 Women whom he married on the same day and a few years later divorced stating that he didn't believe in marriage. To me, these women are style icons who were so beyond their time that the world is still not really ready to see women looking like this nje on a Tuesday. That make up. The hair. The accessories. The attitude. Thank you history.
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