Fugees reunite, announce tour in Nigeria, Ghana, others

Wyclef Jean

Grammy award winners Lauryn Hill, Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean who were members of the hip-hop group Fugees, have announced that they are reuniting and would embark on their first tour in 25 years.

The trio announced that they are coming together to celebrate their hit 1996 hit album The Score with a 12-city tour, including Lagos, Nigeria. The album is one of the best-selling albums of all time as it has sold 22million copies.

The 12-city tour which started on Wednesday is in support of the Global Citizen Live, a global broadcast event calling on world leaders to defend the planet and defeat poverty, which would air on September 25.

The rest of the tour will begin in Chicago at the iconic United Center on November 2nd and work its way across the US before finishing up in Africa with final shows taking place in Nigeria and Ghana.

According to Miss Hill, Fugees have had a tough history together as they have disbanded twice, once in 1997 and again in 2006.

“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history. I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention. I decided to honor this significant project, its anniversary, and the fans who appreciated the music by creating a peaceful platform where we could unite, perform the music we loved, and set an example of reconciliation for the world,” she said.

The Haitian-American hip-hop group was formed in the early 90s and was together for five years. They released two studio albums before disbanding in 1997.

All three went on to have successful solo careers with Hill releasing a highly successful 1998 debut album, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill which earned five Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and is considered among the greatest albums of all time.

The trio reunited in September 2004 for Dave Chappelle’s Block Party before marking their first televised appearance in a decade at the BET Awards in June 2005.

They played a few dates in Europe together toward the end of the year before playing a free concert in Hollywood in February 2006 which ended up being their last show together.