Controversial singer and instrumentalist, Seun Kuti has claimed that his family started Anglican Church in Nigeria.
He said that although the Kuti family brought Anglican church to the country, he is a traditional African (juju) worshipper and not a Christian.
Seun’s Kuti’s grandfather and great grandfather, Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti and Josiah Ransome-Kuti respectively, were Anglican ministers during the colonial era.
The Afrobeats singer said despite his family’s role in propagating Christianity in Nigeria, he is not a follower of the religion.
He made the comment during a recent episode of the Spill With Phyna podcast, where he urged other Africans to return to African traditional religions.
Seun Kuti said, “It was my family that started Anglican side of Christianity in this country, if you look back at it. We are among the pioneers.
So, we’ve been there, we’ve done that and we’ve moved on. And we hope Africans can follow suit. I don’t go to church. Na juju me I dey do.”
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Recall that popular Nollywood actress and socio-political activist, Iyabo Ojo revealed she does not attend church.
She disclosed this during the latest episode of Celebrities Quickies where she also noted that unknown to many, she is “very religious”.
The mother of two, who was asked to reveal something about her that people don’t know, also recalled being the first person that gave her life to Christ in her family.
Iyabo said; “I am a very religious person. I don’t know if people know that about me though. But I don’t go to church. Is that not weird?
“Growing up, I think I am the first person that gave her life to Christ in my home. And I joined the choir. I was in the choir for about four years. And I read the bible from Genesis to Revelations back-and-forth trying to know God before backsliding.”