The New York Post is reporting that Jay-Z is showing interest in being involved with a musical based on the life and music of Fela Kuti, an iconic African composer and human rights activist. ?uestlove of The Roots who recommended the show to Jigga, has special interest in the event as it features music with drum beats. As far as what exactly Jay-Z might do, no one knows yet.
Celebs like Alicia Keys, Toni Morrison, Lue Reed, Fiona Apple, Charlize Theron, Paul McCartney, plus of course Beyonce, have all shown interest in the musical. "Fela Kuti’s band is the best band I’ve ever seen,” McCartney said in a statement. “When Fela and his band eventually began to play, after a long, crazy build-up, I just couldn’t stop weeping with joy. It was a very moving experience.”
The show was set to end on September 21st but due to being so well received it has been extended and sold out through October 5th, when it might shift stages to Broadway.