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Yeni Kuti Reveals How And Why ‘Fela Was Not A Good Father’



Daughter of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, and media personality Yeni Kuti has said the late singer was not a good father.

Yeni in a chat recently with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, recalled how her father once called her and other siblings useless children.

Noting that the late musician was an icon and a role model, she said she was never bold enough to confront him about not being a good father.

Yeni further stated that Fela and his first son, Femi were always at loggerheads, unlike her and Shola who were timid, probably because they were women.

She said, “He [Fela] was not quite a good father. No [I never told him that he isn’t a good father]. Maybe Femi, not me. Femi and Fela used to have battles. And Femi will give it to him straight.

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