Why Fela Hated Obasanjo- Femi Kuti


The son of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Femi Kuti has revealed why his father hated former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.

According to Femi, who made the revelation during the ongoing 7th edition of Felabration, the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti hated Olusegun Obasanjo because:“Olusegun Obasanjo was a bad leader. He did not do well for Nigeria. He ruled this country three times but has nothing to show for it. They called the soldiers that burnt Kalakuta Republic and killed my grandmother unknown soldiers. The Federal Government is yet to apologise for their action against the Kuti family. Whether they like it or not, Fela was one of the biggest stars from Africa. As the days go by, people are beginning to understand the importance of his music. The Lagos State Government is building a museum in his honour. The family does not have that kind of money to build a museum. It is not the governor’s money but the state government money. But the governor took the decision on behalf of the people.

Many people are playing afrobeat style of music today because Fela invented it. Some people are saying he did not start it. But the question is: Who started it and stood firm using the music creatively?  Fela stood for many great things and his contribution to the society cannot be pushed aside.”

Femi also stated what Nigerians do not know about his late father, in his words “My father was a very good story teller, apart from telling his children stories, he was a very troublesome young man, he told us about how he stole his mother’s car to drive from Abeokuta to Lagos to party with friends and run after women.”

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