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BEYONCE’s Tribute to FELA KUTI (African Musician & Activist) In French Magazine



To all my African Queens & Kings!

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Superstar, Beyonce covers French fashion magazine, L’Officiel Paris’s March 2011 issue.

In the photoshoot, Beyonce poses as an African Queen.

The French text above translates as:

The Fashion magazine is about to celebrate its 90th birthday. To celebrate this anniversary, the festivities start with the March issue, with Beyoncé on the cover. She agreed to pose for an incredible fashion shoot, with the theme of African Queen, paying a tribute to the legendary Fela Kuti (a political singer who died in 1997). Far from the glamorous Sasha Fierce, the beauty posed for the magazine with amazing fashion designers clothes, but also in a dress created by her mother. A return to her African roots, as you can see on the picture, on which her face was voluntarily darkened. All the pictures will be available in the collector edition, on sale at the end of this month.

Peep the behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoot:

* Side-bar: what is the fascination with Black-faces anyway?

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Celebrating Our Own Legend….

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FELA KUTI

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Speak on it….

Muah & ♥ ya for it!

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.


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