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In 2021, Mádé Kuti constructed upon the legacy of his father Femi and legendary grandfather Fela with
the discharge of his debut album “For(e)ward.”
The album was launched alongside Femi’s eleventh full-length album “Cease The Hate” as a part of the aptly titled double album “Legacy +.”
After completion of a United States tour along with his father, Mádé launched his newest single “No Extra Wars,” that includes powerhouse vocals and knowledgeable backing from his newly fashioned band The Motion.
The tune promotes the necessity to re-evaluate values and to make a aware effort to pursue peace, and the stirring Afrobeat anthem works on each a private and political stage.
“‘No Extra Wars’ is fully about mood, management, and focus,” Mádé stated. “It’s about experiences I’ve had that taught me to mirror deliberately earlier than I resort to violent acts.”
“The lyrics are impressed by my father’s consistency in following his path regardless of coping with an amazing quantity of harsh, unfaithful, and intentionally merciless individuals inside and out of doors of his circle,” Mádé added.
We reside in a world that calls for righteous indignation, however there’s a hazard that we could also be consumed by anger. When that hazard arises, we will remind ourselves of the lyrical chorus that recommends we the way to cope with destructive power.
“So when dem include dem hassle
All of the negativity dem sabi [they know]
So when dem include dem power
Shut your ears and sing.”
Take heed to Mádé Kuti’s “No Extra Wars”: