Fela Kuti – Mr. Follow Follow – YouTube

“My brother make you no follow book-oo,
look now man use your sense”

“Mr. Follow Follow” is, from my perspective, one of the more directly poetic tunes Fela composed. It’s political in an interpersonal sense, appealing directly to the listener to use one’s brain and think for oneself.

“Some they follow follow, they close them eye,
Some they follow follow, they close them ear,
Some they follow follow, they close them mouth,
Some they follow follow, they close them sense”

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