Long before The Cranberries hit it big with their anti-conflict hit of the same name in the '90s, afrobeat icon and political provocateur Fela Kuti was already exploring similar zombie-as-thoughtless-killing-machine ground. In Kuti's case, the zombies in question were the soldiers of the Nigerian military. His song and album of the same name became an immediate success among the Nigerian people when released in 1977, but it also made him a target of the Nigerian government. Enraged by the criticism, the government sent the very "zombies" that Kuti had criticized to attack his people, injuring the singer and killing his mother in the process.
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