Fela’s American Lover Arrives Nigeria For Felabration (Photos)


The annual festival in celebration the great legendary afro beat singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Felabration is around the corner.

Sandra Iszadore

Sandra Izsadore

One of the prominent guests expected at the event is Sandra Izsadore who was also one of Fela’s numerous girlfriends.

Iszadore and Fela met in 1969 when he visited Los Angeles. She was his tour guide and along the line a relationship ensued between them.

Izsadore was not only Fela’s lover; she also influenced his pro-African beliefs. Fela once described her as his teacher, ‘Sandra gave me the education I wanted to know,’he said. She also worked with Fela on a song titled, ‘Upside Down’ which Fela wrote for her to perform and that was the only song she recorded with Fela.

In 2012, Izsadore dropped a single on Nigeria where she featured two of Nigeria’s entertainers 9ice and Nollywood actress Dakore Egbuson.

She is will deliver a keynote address on the topic, ‘Human Rights as My property’alongside other speakers like Ayo Obe, Kunle Ajibade and Chidi Odinkalu while Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola the former Lagos state governor will be the chairman of the event.

Felabration is a week-long musical event in memory of Fela Anikulapo Kuti since 2008. The celebration takes place during the week of Fela’s birthday and it is the brain child of Yeni Kuti, Fela’s eldest daughter.

Expected to perform at 2015 Felabration which runs between October 12 and 18 are London Afrobeat Collective, Sandra Izsadore ad Third World and some Nigerian acts like Falz, Olamide, Iyanya, Tekno, Waje, Burna Boy, Kiss Daniel among others will thrill guests.

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