Fela’s Legacy Is Ours To Protect -Seun Kuti


Nigerian Singer Seun Kuti who recently called out American singer, Kanye West for saying he has the spirit of Fela in him, has also extended the blast to all Fela Wannabes.
According to Seun Kuti, son of the Late Legendary singer, Fela Anikulapo kuti. “All Fela went through in the hands of the Nigerian Army, he had his family as his support. He added that Fela’s legacy is the family’s responsibility to protect and nuture and not that of Fela wannabes”.He wrote.
“Whatever you think Fela went through, he went through with his family. We were his comfort, my mother used to tell me bedtime stories about all the scars on her body. My step mum Najite was the first the soliders 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 work for 18 months.
“The amount of State sanctioned violence I have seen in my life as a child, when I was 19, I saw cops shot and kill one of my dad’s boys in front of the shrine and just left him there for nothing, Fela tried to protect us, but you can’t protect anyone from that! You this fucking cops would come to our house and just shoot up the place at least twice a week? Doy’ 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 Waaaay back, this isn’t your space”.