Seun Kuti disses all Fela Wannabes in a text he released following prolific singer, Kanye West saying he has the spirit of Fela in him.
Seun Kuti disses all Fela Wannabes in an instagram caption. It is obvious he was referring to Kanye West, who is currently on tour in Africa. In the newly released instagram post, Seun Kuti, the first son of Fela Kuti has angrily called out all of the wannabes and Nigerian had a lot to say in response, some good, some bad. He said,
“Whatever you think Fela went through, he went through with his family. We were his rock. My mother used to tell me bed time stories about all the scars on her. My step mum, Najite was the first person the soldiers saw in kalakuta, she was swimming, they picked her up by her head from the pool and broke her neck!!
My mother had a broken bayonet stitched into her and she couldn’t walk for 18months. The amount of state sanctioned violence I have seen in my life as a child. When I was 9 I saw the cops shot and kill one of my dads boys in front of shrine and just left him there for nothing.
Fela tried to protect us but u can’t protect anyone from that! You know these fucking cops would come to our house and just shoot up the place at least 2ice a week? Do y’all know that? Or u think this is just play play? See Fela’s music is a gift for the world and everyone is welcome but our legacy is ours alone, to protect and nurture. Y’all fakers stay waaaaay back. This isn’t your space.”
Fela Kuti was and still is an icon in African music and it is not surprising that his son would come out to defend his father’s legacy against a foreigner.
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