Ghonorrhea and Jesus! Ghonorrhea and Jesus!! This was a line from the show Fela, which I saw last night on Broadway. I did not get a chance to see FELA on Broadway when the show first played in New York City, but they returned for a limited run and I had to go! I was presented with tickets by a beautiful young lady, so I definitely had to go!! I grew up listening to Fela’s music, listeing to his story and he was the first activist that I ever knew. I always he was such a brave man to continue to speak out about the corruption and wrongs perpetrated by the government in Nigeria. I was so excited. We had great seats, right in the middle, so that I could see everything.
The show was amazing. The music reminded me of my childhood in Nigeria. It was like a party in the theater. The voices and the songs were amazing. The stage was filled sexy female dancers…the guys were ok as well…wink…wink. The actor who played Fela told the audience to stand up early on in the show and dance.. ‘Fela’ spoke about the fairer guests, AKA colonialists, who arrived in Nigeria several hundred years ago. Fela said that when guests first arrive, everything is beautiful, they are nice, new and exciting. But then, things start start missing. Things like, pots and pans, arts and crafts, diamonds, people,…. PETROLEUM!!! And when they leave, all they behind is GONORRHEA AND JESUS! The entire audience burst into laughter. So much fun.
The show is on a world tour. they performed in Nigeria, a few months ago. Be sure to ctach when they come to your town.
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