At the Kalakuta Shrine in 1992, the Legendary Nigerian FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI and the Legendary Jamaican SHABA RANKS competed in a Weed Smoking Contest.
Shabba Ranks is a Jamaican dancehall musician who was born on January 17, 1966. He was one of the most popular Jamaican musicians in the world in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Fela Anklápó Kuti, also known as Abami Eda, was a Nigerian musician, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist who was born on October 15, 1938. He is widely regarded as the father of Afrobeat.
Shabba Ranks came to Nigeria in 1992 to perform at a concert, but instead decided to pay a visit to Afro-beat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti at his Kalakuta Shrine early in the day.
Of course, he was forthright about the reason for his visit. In his youthful exuberance, he told Fela that he had heard about his smoking legacy and that he would come to collect his bragging right of having outsmoked Fela.
“It is not wise to go on a drinking or smoking challenge with another man if you do not understand your own system,” as the saying goes. The Ganja Kings drew and puffed their smokes away while exchanging banter with Baba 70, as he’s also known.
Each subsequent wrap of blunt grew larger and larger until Shaba Ranks passed out and fell asleep. He must have been beaten black and blue because when he awoke, he was informed that he had missed his concert the night before.