Together with photographer Judith Quax I am working on a new project on the legacy of the famous Fela Kuti. The Nigerian Afro-beat musician Fela Kuti (1938-1997) was not only very influential as a musician but also as a social activist.

We started this project while we were in Lagos last October. It’s an ongoing project so there’s much more to come! The first series of photos we made in Fela Kuti’s nightclub Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria. You can check the new portfolio out here!.

Fela Kuti’s Legacy | Chantal Heijnen

Fela Kuti’s Legacy | Judith Quax