Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Arts & Culture

Fela Kuti Spoke Twi on a Song titled “Fefe Naa Efe”

Fela Kuti spoke Twi on Fefe Naa Efe

The father of Afrobeat Fela Kuti has a song where he spoke the Ghanaian language Twi.

This wasn’t like how Kizz Daniel took a phrase from Twi and made a hit song out of it. On Fela Kuti’s 1973 album, Gentleman, the Afrobeat legend has a song titled “Fefe Naa Efe” where he sang predominantly in Twi with a bit of pidgin and Yoruba. He made reference to a popular Ashanti proverb: “Fɛfɛ na ɛfɛ nti na ɔbaa tu mirika ɔsɔ ne nufu mu, Nyɛ sɛ ɛbɛ ti atɔ nti”.

In the early 2000s, iconic Ghanaian hiplife artiste Tic Tac, now known as TiC, used this same reference on his hit song ‘Fefe Ne Fe’ which features Nigeria’s Tony Tetuila. In 2021, M.anifest also referenced this proverb on ‘La Vida’, a song off his Madina to the Universe album.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay updated with the latest trends in Afrobeats and African music!


Stay updated with the latest trends in Afrobeats and African music!
Afrobeats Smash or Pass Edition
What is Burna Boy's Best Song?
Wizkid or Burna Boy?



Emerging Afrobeats artiste Idia has made a powerful return to the music scene with his new single, “This Year.” “This Year” is a moving...

Ghana Music

Renowned for his feel-good Afrobeats vibes, Yugatsno returns with his latest sensual masterpiece, “Whine”. Perfectly timed for the upcoming summer nights, this groovy and...

Ghana Music

Rising star WavyDenkyi’s impressive release, “Sansani”, is a captivating afro-influenced hip-hop track that showcases his unique style and talent. Produced by Sectormadeit at Killside...

Nigerian Music

In recent years, the Nigerian music industry has seen a dynamic shift, driven largely by the influence of Generation Z. This generation, known for...