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Sunday, 26 November 2023 07:00

It wasn’t really a good thing being Fela’s child – Yeni Kuti

A media personality, Yeni and first child of Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti has recalled how being the daughter of the controversial musician once cost her relationship and that of her brother.
 According to a recent interview with Yeni, she said being Fela’s child wasn’t easy for her.
The well-known singer and dancer also shared how a lady once broke up with her younger brother, Femi, after finding out he is Fela’s child.
She said, “Femi had a girlfriend and immediately they knew he was Fela’s son, they broke up the relationship. A girl warned my cousin never to introduce her to such a type of person [Fela’s family].
“People did not want to know us because at the time Fela was in and out of jail.
However, I can say that being Fela’s child then and now are two totally different things. Then it was not really a good thing to be Fela’s child which I did not care about but now it is a good thing. We have been through a phase.”
Yeni also added:  “I remember one guy that I really liked. I mean, I really liked him but his mother walked me out of their house. The woman was yelling, ‘Don’t come near my son again. You want to destroy my son’s life.’ it was really not cool those times.”
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