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The Library of Things We Forgot to Remember, photographed for Common, curated by Khanya Mashabela, 6 May – 26 July 2023. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Title He Miss Road Date 1975 (republished 2012) Authors Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 Type Vinyl record

Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, October 15, 1938–August 2, 1997).

Kuti was the son of an upper-middle-class family in British Nigeria. His mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, was a women's rights activist and suffragist. His father was Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, an Anglican minister, school principal, and the first president of the Nigerian Union of Teachers.

In 1969, Kuti and his band toured in the US, spending ten months in Los Angeles. While there, he discovered the Black Power movement. This experience heavily influenced his music and political views.

The title track of He Miss Road critiques people who have lost their way through ignorance or a lack of social consciousness. The lyrics "He play for union of deaf-and-dumb" are reflected in the album's artwork, and suggest that this type of person is supported by people who are equally 'lost'.