Why my father, Fela didn’t send me to school – Femi Kuti reveals!

Femi Kuti, the son of late Afrobeat legend and political critic, Fela Kuti has revealed why his dad didn’t give any form of formal education.

He said that even though his dad was successful, he refused to send him to school because he wanted to use him as proof that one can be very successful without going to school.

The famous Afrobeat musician and songwriter this known in a recent interview on a popular programme on Tv -“Your View” on TVC. He added that it was a risky experience nonetheless.

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In his words;

“Yes, Fela was great. But Fela did have faults. But one of the faults is that Fela wanted to use me as an experiment. His excuse was that I would be successful without going to school.”

“And his mother, my mother, everybody, just freaked out. No! When I became successful he was like, ‘Didn’t I tell you? Me that went through that experiment I know it was very risky.”

However, he revealed that his son, Mide, who is also a musician had the privilege his dad denied him of.


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