Made Kuti, the grandson of legendary Fela Kuti and son of four-time Grammy nominee Femi Kuti, is continuing his family’s musical legacy, unveiling his debut single ‘Free Your Mind’ today, alongside the news that he’s signed to Partisan Records.
Speaking on his new song, Made explains, “‘Free Your Mind’ is very much inspired by the teachings I received from my father and his efforts to make me understand exactly what the black man and woman’s situation is in Nigeria, Africa, and around the world. I think freeing your mind is, in a way, the opposite of what the phrase actually sounds like. ‘Free your mind’ almost sounds like decadence, like ‘don’t be constrained by anything, just take things as they are.’ I think the true meaning of ‘free your mind’ is to be critical. It means use your mind to its full potential—to think, to try to find answers and ask the right questions.”
This first taste of even more exciting music set to come, check out the accompanying video by Olly Frostie below.