Who else feels funny about Fela! being produced by Jayz and Will & Jada Smith?

It’s not the first time that an African story is being told by foreigners or funded by foreign money, but there are enough bazillionaires in Africa or in different countries who can fund our own efforts in telling our stories. 

I haven’t seen the play, and I’ve only heard good things about it, but the fact that our stories as Africans are usually considered or made successful by the fact that they are attached to some big American names really bugs me all the time.

Who else feels funny about Fela! being produced by Jayz and Will & Jada Smith?

It’s not the first time that an African story is being told by foreigners or funded by foreign money, but there are enough bazillionaires in Africa or in different countries who can fund our own efforts in telling our stories. 

I haven’t seen the play, and I’ve only heard good things about it, but the fact that our stories as Africans are usually considered or made successful by the fact that they are attached to some big American names really bugs me all the time.

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