Authority Stealing (1980)

Knitting Factory Records


  • Authority Stealing (1980)
  • Authority Stealing (1980)

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Authority Stealing consists of one solid, groovy 24-minute track again criticizing the ruling class and the Nigerian authorities for abusing power and acquiring wealth at the expense of the Nigerian populace, comparing them to armed robbers. “If gun steal eighty thousand Naira,” Fela sings, the pens of the authorities in charge of the country’s coffers “go steal two billion Naira.” And, he adds, no one says a word about it.


01. Authority Stealing, Pt. 1
02. Authority Stealing, Pt. 2

CD version includes "V.I.P."

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