Colonial Mentality
Fela Kuti Lyrics


Colo-mentality

If you say you be colonial man
You don be slave man before
Them don release you now
But you never release yourself

I say you fit never release yourself
Colo-mentality
E be say you be colonial man
You don be slave man before
Them don release you now
But you never release yourself

E be so

He be so them dey do, them dey overdo
All the things them dey do (He be so!)

E be so them dey do, them think dey say
Dem better pass them brothers
No be so? (He be so!)

De ting wey black no good
Na foreign things them dey like
No be so? (He be so!)

Dem go turn air condition
And close Dem country away
No be so? (He be so!)

Them Judge him go kack wig
And jail him brothers away
No be so? (He be so!)

Dem go proud of dem name
And put dem slave name for head
No be so? (He be so!)

Colo-mentality now make you hear me now

Colo-mentality!

Mr. Ransome you make you hear
Mr. Williams you make you hear
Mr. Allia you make you hear
Mr. Mohammed you make you hear
Mr. Anglican you make you hear
Mr. Bishop you make you hear
Mr. Catholic you make you hear
Mr. Muslim you make you hear

Na Africa we dey o make you hear
Na Africa we dey o make you hear
Colo-mentality hear
Colo-mentality hear
Mr. Ransome you make you hear
Mr. Ransome you make you hear
Na Africa we dey o make you hear
Na Africa we dey o make you hear
Colo-mentality hear
Colo-mentality hear

Colo-mentality!

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (FRANCE), BMG Rights Management, EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE
Written by: FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Deron Sobers II

My daughter turned 7 last year and began playing the piano shortly after that, but never really got into it like I wanted her to.

But once I exposed her to Fela Kuti & Alicia Keys she saw how they both were tearing it up that was enough inspiration to awaken her musical genius!

As I figured it would! She will be 8 on Halloween and can already play a few songs WITH HER EYES CLOSED!

Everytime she shares music with me I literally tear up because she says things like, "I want to heal people with my music". I tell her that she already has because she's healing ME!

I will forever be grateful for the influence of Fela Kuti and the Afrobeat genre.... and yes I did tear up while writing this comment. THANKS Fela Kuti Team for your massive contributions!



said dirieh

..

,
,
?,,

'.,?,


.



,
,
?!,..?,,



,
, à '.,
.
...

'..?,,







..


,




,
?



,
.







,




?!
. '.



?
,



?,
?
!

,.?,?,




!.

,.
?,!

?,..
,.
,.
,,!
,.
,

.,
,.,.,!,!,??,,,
??,,..

.
,,.

,.,,



',?,?!?,!...,,
.,.

.



,.,!?,





.,?

,
,,,
,

,??,.


....!


.




,








,,,.
,,,.,
,

,,?,?,?.
.,?,
.? il,


,,,,.

.
,

???????.????
?

?,,?!???,?,

,,,,..?
!,,?,?
,
!,


,,?!
,,
?,??
?!?!.
,,?,
.,

,. M

,.?
,.
,??!,!.
,
?,?.,.
,.
,

. il.,
,.
,
,,,,,?!,
,!.?,

.?,.,,,
!?.


,!
.?





,
,
,,
,


,.,
,,

.,.??!,,,,??!.,,?!,?,??,?!
,.,,
?,,.
,,!,..,

!??????,.
?.?.
'..
, ,.,



.
,!
,..!,.?.??
??,,.!,,,
.,,,?,?!
,
,!,,!,?,.,!?!???!,,?.,
.??!,?,?,,
???,?.!.!,



All comments from YouTube:

Deron Sobers II

My daughter turned 7 last year and began playing the piano shortly after that, but never really got into it like I wanted her to.

But once I exposed her to Fela Kuti & Alicia Keys she saw how they both were tearing it up that was enough inspiration to awaken her musical genius!

As I figured it would! She will be 8 on Halloween and can already play a few songs WITH HER EYES CLOSED!

Everytime she shares music with me I literally tear up because she says things like, "I want to heal people with my music". I tell her that she already has because she's healing ME!

I will forever be grateful for the influence of Fela Kuti and the Afrobeat genre.... and yes I did tear up while writing this comment. THANKS Fela Kuti Team for your massive contributions!

Hubert Vale

Had the pleasure of seeing the man perform at UMass Amherst in about 1982. Though he was an hour late it was a memorable show!😀

Layi Egbeyemi

Only an hour?? Dude, he was early!

CrusadR4real

He was operating on "Nigerian time", bro....lolol. We are never early to a party!!..lol

JG

Pendejo

Samuel Alake

Wow, years later and you still remembered him being late. That teaches me something. 😅

I’m proud of the influence Fela Kuti had over music during his time. He continues to be remembered and influence African-Nigerian music.

Eleanor

Love encountering a fellow 5college alum! They do great events!

1 More Replies...

Karl Connolly

African rebel music... excellent.

Power To the People

Up the Republic

Dave O

@Karl Connolly Of course.

Karl Connolly

Dave O

Nothing “dismissive” about rebelling against imperialism.

More Comments