'One Day Go Be One Day' Sheds Deep Light To The Life Of Fela Kuti

The short film ‘One day go be one day’ Produced by Dazed, NTS and Carhartt WIP is a much-needed insight to the life of Fela Kuti, an insight beyond the surface superstardom.

Directed by Akinola Davies, the short film gives room for the Kuti’s to share deeper stories of the legendary Afro-Juju King Fela Kuti.


One Day Go Be One Day fuses voices of his sons Femi and Seun Kuti, his album cover artist Lemi Ghariokwu, spoken word and music by Nigerian musician Obongjayar. The film also features artistic reenactments to expound on his life between 1977 and 1981, as well as how the death of Fela’s mother—Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti—impacted his life.

“The death of his mum too really broke him,” Ghariokwu says in the film.

The film was shot in Lagos as well as in Osogbo and Badagry—towns which are pertinent to his life and legacy.

One Day Go Be One Day
Still from One Day Go Be One Day

In making the film, Kemi Alemoru describes what it’s like making the film

“In speaking to Fela’s closest confidants, we unearthed a side to the musician which was more vulnerable, as the claustrophobia of his fame and the rumours that surround it are still felt even now by those left behind”

Kemi Alemoru


“The longer you follow Fela’s path, the more it feels like the madness and mysticism of him is all around. As the words of Obongjayar punctuate the film: ‘Corruption, betrayal… he who is free, mortality cannot constrain.’ In so many ways, the spirit of Fela lives on.”

Kemi Alemoru

Watch ‘One Day Go Be One Day’ Below

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