‘I’m Not Fela And I Don’t Want To Be Him’ – Femi Kuti


‘I’m Not Fela And I Don’t Want To Be Him’ – Femi Kuti

By Chux Odoh

Femi Kuti has once again replied to critics who continue to compare him to his late father and pioneer of the Afrobeat genre, Fela Anikulakpo – Kuti,

Following the release of Falz’s ‘Moral Instruction‘, a socio-political album which drew samples from three Fela songs, some fans took to twitter questioning why Femi’s songs are not as critical as his father’s.

But Femi responded by saying he does not want to be his father and that he has nothing to prove after putting out 10 albums.

“I’ve said it several times, I probably will have to repeat till I die, I don’t want to be my father,” Femi tweeted in response while also saying he didn’t inherit the Afrobeat genre but it’s the style of music he grew up with.

Pity for you ni o. Ive said it several times , I probably will have to repeat till I die, I don’t want to be my father. I❤️him, I honor him ,I respect him ,but I want to be me.I love bring Me Femi Anikulapo-Kuti. And I totally appreciate myself and my being. https://t.co/BBtK1o8V6m

— Femi Anikulapo-Kuti (@Femiakuti) January 15, 2019

Femi also addressed an allegation that Fela wrote some of his early hit songs including the classic ‘Wonder Wonder’ song. He wrote: “My father never wrote wonder wonder for me. I had left him then. He never wrote any of my music. He would never do that.”

My father never wrote wonder wonder for me. I had left him then. He never wrote any of my music. He would never do that . https://t.co/kZFJkq76dQ

— Femi Anikulapo-Kuti (@Femiakuti) January 15, 2019

The post ‘I’m Not Fela And I Don’t Want To Be Him’ – Femi Kuti appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment Today.

Share On

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *