The Fela

R1,899.00

Wood faced time pieces with leather or cotton hand stitched straps. Water resistant with a 2 year guarantee.

50 in stock

Category: SKU: AC0914WALLPM02

Description

A powerful and influential voice and “godfather” of African music, Fela Kuti was a human rights campaigner and political activist as well as a charismatic performer and creator of the musical style Afro beat. Heavily influenced by the Black Power movement in the late 60’s during a tour of the United States, Kuti introduced a hardline political edge to his music. Back in Nigeria, he set up his compound and communal recording project, the Kalakua Republic. He suffered many attacks from the military junta of Nigeria during the 70’s and 80’s for speaking out against the government of the day that profited from political exploitation and disenfranchisement of the poor. He died suddenly in 1997, aged 58. In 2008 his life was honoured in a Broadway musical called Fela!

Brand

iFreecan

Ifreecan specialises in quality, crafted timepieces inspired by the unspoilt African nature. Not only do they put their heart and soul into every watch they make, but their brand is rooted in an aspirational brand that sees Africa reaching greater heights with every second. iFreecan was born from a conversation with the founders’ grandmother, whose hobby of watch restoration was combined with the family’s tradition of leather handling. The iFreecan iconic handcrafted hand-stitching method is a family heirloom that has been passed down four generations. While bamboo heads are imported, assembly and quality assurance takes place in Africa. All watches are waterproof and offer options for internal and external engravings. This personalisation is extended onto their wide, almost unlimited selection of handcrafted hand-stitched leather belt design options.