“My father was a great man but he had faults” Femi Kuti vows

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The story of the little Femi Kuti who was denied an education because of his father’s belief which states that “A child can be successful without education” seems to have not faded in the memory of an elder man who was the little Femi.

The first son of the legendary Afrobeat maestro, Fela Kuti, has labelled his father as a man with great qualities but is bounded with faults.

According to him, he recalled that his father never sent him to school just for him to prove that his belief works.

According to him, he said.

“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.”


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