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Why My Father, Fela Kuti Didn’t Send Me To School – Singer, Femi Kuti Reveals

Why My Father, Fela Kuti Didn't Send Me To School - Singer, Femi Kuti Reveals

Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Femi Kuti has revealed why his father, Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti never gave him sound education.

The musician made this revelation in an interview with presenters of Your View, an all-female talk show on TVC.

According to him, Fela never sent him to school because he wanted to use him as an experiment, to prove that he could be successful without acquiring education.

Going further, Femi Kuti noted that though Fela was great, he had his faults, one of which was his refusal to send him to school, an experiment he believes was very risky.

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.”

Going further,  Femi noted that it  because he didn’t want what happened to him to also happen to his son, Made, whom he saw as very gifted right from the outset, that he made sure he studied music abroad.

According to him, what he did paid off.

Made has not only followed his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, he has released two singles, Free Your Mind and Your Enemy.

Why My Father, Fela Kuti Didn't Send Me To School - Singer, Femi Kuti Reveals

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