The solutions to Nigeria's problems are not really far from home. In fact, it is not far from the mind of men, if only they will just listen to the human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana.

He wants Nigerian presidential candidates seeking office in 2019 to listen to the late legendary musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s music and borrow some sense.

Mr Falana says Fela proffered solutions to the nation’s problems in his songs.

Falana gave the advice during the 2018 Felabration tagged Fela @ 80: Overtaking Overtake.

During the debate entitled: “African Leadership in the Millennium” in Lagos, Mr Falana said the late Fela had seen Nigeria’s problems, as he gave warnings before his death.

Fela, who was born on October 15, 1938 and died on August 2, 1997, was the pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and a human rights activist.

He composed many songs on societal ills in Nigeria and the African continent, and had many brushes with several Nigerian governments which he often criticised in his songs.

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Some of such popular songs include ‘Suffering and Smiling’, ‘Authority Stealing’, ‘Zombie’, ‘Water No Get Enemy’ and ‘Lady’.

Falana said: "I want most of these presidential aspirants to listen to Fela’s music very well where they can find solutions to most of our problems.

"Our country is rich as Fela sang in his music, but our people are still hungry and poor; you must understand our society before you can lead us".

Falana urged young Nigerians to get organised so that the sky would be their starting point.

Like the destiny of every black man around the world is tied to Nigeria, the activist lawyer said if Nigeria could get it right, the black man all over Africa would be happy.

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