PARENTING: FELA OUGHT NOT TO HAVE HAD CHILDREN -YENI ANIKULAPO KUTI
Legendary Afro-Beat singer Fela Anikulapo Kuti shouldn’t have had children, he wasn’t a good father in the commercial sense of things according to his eldest daughter Yeni Kuti.
Yeni Kuti disclosed this in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, a few hours ago where she went deeply into her family while also revealing the later years of the Late Fela Kuti
She said while answering Chude’s Question if Fela was a good Father, ” In his own way yes, but in the commercial sense NO! I don’t even think he should have had children, he should have just been a father to the whole nation”
She disclosed this while also saying the children didn’t feel any special bond of being Fela’s children.
In her words Yeni describe the Late singer as someone who just sees you as another human being, “He was different, for instance, we didn’t call him daddy” She continued, “I don’t feel any special bond that you are Fela’s child”
Yeni, who was less emotional, believed her father didn’t die a happy man, she told Chude that he was in pain when he died.
She said, ” That’s a very tough question, because he was quite ill, and someone that was ill, I don’t think can be happy”
Yeni who left no stone unturned about the death of her father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti believes her late father’s brother made the right decision by announcing he had died of complications arising from AIDS.
She said “If he had not announced it, media would still be doing underground investigations trying to figure out what actually killed him”
She ended by saying she doesn’t want to talk about it anymore just to avoid her crying in the studio.