Grammy nominated Nigerian artiste, Seun Kuti has revealed that his late father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti used to send his personal assistant to buy ice cream and sweets for him in London.
He said that anybody who says being a pan-Africanist means to suffer, and his father was proof of the fault in that claim.
According to him, Fela’s PA would leave Nigeria in the morning and arrive in London in the afternoon just to buy the Afrobeats pioneer’s favourite sweets which he will return with that same evening.
Seun Kuti who posted a video online, criticised those who expect him and other Pan Africanists to live a simple life devoid of luxury and human pleasures.
He said; “Anybody in this world that says to you to be a Pan Africanist is to struggle, means to suffer is a liar. Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Fela too na liar? Fela no be Pan- Africanist, you lick ice cream reach Fela?
“Fela go send him PA, Tuesday morning flight to London that wan go leave Nigeria by 10am,e go arrive London by 3pm. He has to go to Bon street to buy Fela’s favourite sweet.”
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The instrumentalist, Seun Kuti has said his musical success isn’t tied to being the son of late Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
He stated this in a recent interview with actress Iyabo Ojo, noting that his grandfather, Reverend Israel Ransome-Kuti, was also a musician but people never credited Fela’s musical achievements to him.
Seun said; “It is not because of our dad that we are successful in music. My brother, Femi Kuti is 60. I am 40. My nephew, Made Kute is behind us now too, and he is in his 20s. And he is actually the best of all of us. That’s what it means; it continues to progress because we are really dedicated to it.
“It’s not just because we are Fela’s children. I mean, nobody says Fela is a musician because his father was a musician. Nobody knows that Fela’s father was a musician. My grandfather was a musician. He recorded albums, he wrote a lot of hymns. My great grandfather was the first person in Nigeria to record a song. We came from a lineage of musicians.”