Rise Up: Afrobeat Takes on Wall Street

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Seun Kuti talks corruption, politics and how Nigeria’s rulers and the US Wall Street-influenced government are not too dissimilar.

Seun Kuti, currently on tour in the United States, takes up his father’s political charge. Seun points out how Nigeria’s rulers and the US Wall Street-influenced government are not too dissimilar.  "Everywhere we are going through the same shit, in varying degrees...now bring it to the West with your complicated bullshit: prime mortgages, derivatives. They fucking stole the money, man. Money just doesn't disappear."
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Aug. 1, 2012, 10:44 a.m.
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Director: Resonant Pictures
Country: USA/Nigeria
Language: English
Year: 2012
Cast: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Producer: Resonant Pictures
Official site: Okayafrica