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20 songs that have sampled Fela in the last 20 years

That's how much of an inspiration he remains.

Fela performing

It would make no sense talking about the legend Fela is without dropping a list of songs by Nigerian and foreign music stars who have drawn inspiration from him and sampled his songs in theirs.

Check out the list:

1. ‘Sorrow, Tears and Blood’ by Bilal, Common and Zap Mama (‘Coffin for Head of State’)

2. ‘Jaiye Jaiye’ by Wizkid feat. Femi Kuti (‘Lady’)

3. ‘Okay’ by Torrey Carter feat. Missy Elliott, Petey Pablo and Trick Daddy (‘You No Go Die … Unless’)

4. ‘I Will Not Apologize’ by The Roots (‘Mr Grammarticalogylisationalism’)

5. ‘Warrior Song’ by Nas and Alicia Keys (‘Na Poi’)

6. ‘Spend the Day’ by Obie Trice (‘Sorrow, Tears and Blood’)

7. ‘Quiet Dogs Bite Hard’ by Mos Def (‘Music is the Weapon’)

8. ‘Mortal Man’ by Kendrick Lamar (‘I No Get Eye For Back’)

9. ‘Whatcha Gon’ Do’ by Missy Elliott (‘Colonial Mentality’)

10. ‘Jeje’ by 2face (‘Army Arrangement’)

11. ‘Temper’ by Skales feat. Burna Boy (‘Sorrow, Tears & Blood’ and ‘Roforofo Fight’)

12. ‘Ojuelegba’ by Wizkid (‘Confusion Break Bone’)

13. ‘Double Wahala’ by Oritsefemi (‘Confusion Break Bone’)

14. ‘All My Children’ by Common (‘Water No Get Enemy’)

15. ‘Put Am Well Well’ by Lagbaja (features Fela’s voice from an interview)

16. ‘Poet Laureate II’ by Canibus (‘Mr Grammarticalogylisationalism’)

17. ‘Fear Not of Man’ by Mos Def (‘Fear Not of Man’)

18. ‘Bluesbrødre’ by Jester and Don Martin (‘Ololufe’)

19. ‘Ego’ by Princess Erika (‘Lady’)

20. ‘Let Nas Down’ by J. Cole (‘Gentleman’)

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