As Africa's most populous nation and one of its biggest oil producers, Nigeria is a giant on the African stage. But in terms of prosperity it has never fulfilled the expectations of its people.
Zeinab Badawi talks to musician and political activist Femi Kuti, son of the late, legendary musician Fela Kuti. He is a constant thorn in the side of the authorities and uses his songs to criticise government and speak up on behalf of the poor and dispossessed. But with fantastic rates of growth in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, is Femi Kuti being overly pessimistic about Nigeria's prospects?