Monday, September 25, 2023

The World Only Celebrated Fela After His Death – Yeni Kuti

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Yeni Kuti, a dancer, businesswoman, media personality and the first child of Fela Kuti, the Afrobeat Legend, believes that Nigerians did not realize the importance of her father until his death.

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Yeni while speaking on the circumstances surrounding her father’s death, her life as a dancer and her family with media personality and the host of #WithChude, Chude Jideonwo, said her father’s reputation grew after his death despite how bad he was treated by the Nigerian government and its citizens while he was alive.

Undoubtedly, Fela Kuti remains one of the greatest Nigerians that has ever lived. The late Afrobeat legend and cultural icon dominated the world like a colossus.

22 years after his death, Fela Kuti’s legacy has continued to grow, thanks in part to his children who have worked tirelessly to keep his memory alive.

Yeni, in this heart-to-heart interview with Chude, said, “It amuses me. I remember that Fela was in jail and my cousin Dotun introduced me to this girl. He said, ‘These are my cousins, ‘Yeni and Sola’ and she said, ‘Don’t introduce me to such people’. It stuck in my mind, I moved away from her, and I just thought to myself, ‘How nasty?’ I’m sure if I met that girl today, she would want to be my friend.

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“That is why it is amusing that decades later, Fela is suddenly the hero while in those days, he was the villain.”

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