The year was also marked by two notorious concerts, the first in
in which riots broke out during the song "Zombie", which led to Fela being banned from entering Accra . The second was at the Berlin Jazz Festival after which most of Fela's musicians deserted him, due to rumors that Fela was planning to use the entire proceeds to fund his presidential campaign. Ghana
Despite the massive setbacks, Fela was determined to come back. He formed his own political party, which he called Movement of the People. In 1979 he put himself forward for President in
's first elections for more than a decade but his candidature was refused. Nigeria
At this time, Fela created a new band called
'80 and continued to record albums and tour the country. Egypt
In 1984, Muhammadu Buhari's government, of which Kuti was a vocal opponent, jailed him on a charge of currency smuggling which Amnesty International and others denounced as politically motivated.
His case was taken up by several human-rights groups, and after 20 months, he was released from prison by General Ibrahim Babangida.
On his release he divorced his twelve remaining wives, saying that "marriage brings jealousy and selfishness".
Once again, Fela continued to release albums with
'80, made a number of successful tours of the Egypt and United States Europe and also continued to be politically active.
In 1986, Fela performed in Giants Stadium in
as part of the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope concert, sharing the bill with Bono, Carlos Santana, and The Neville Brothers. New Jersey
In 1989, Fela and
'80 released the anti-apartheid Beasts of No Nation album that depicts on its cover U.S. President Ronald Reagan, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and South African Prime Minister Pieter Willem Botha. Egypt
His album output slowed in the 1990s, and eventually he stopped releasing albums altogether.
In 1993 he and four members of the Afrika '70 organization were arrested for murder.
The battle against military corruption in
was taking its toll, especially during the rise of dictator Sani Abacha. Rumors were also spreading that he was suffering from an illness for which he was refusing treatment. Nigeria
On 3 August 1997, Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, already a prominent AIDS activist and former Minister of Health, stunned the nation by announcing his younger brother's death a day earlier from Kaposi's sarcoma which was brought on by AIDS.
More than a million people attended Fela's funeral at the site of the old Shrine compound.
A new Africa Shrine has opened since Fela's death in a different section of
under the supervision of his son Femi Kuti. Lagos
1. Everything scatter
2. Upside down
3. Expensive shit
4. Noise for vendor mouth
5. Excuse o
6. Equalisation of trousers and pants