Nigerian singer, Seun Kuti, has cautioned other Nigerians singers against using his father, Fela Kuti, as an excuse to live recklessly. According to him, some singers who claim to be inspired by Fela only use it to pursue personal interests.
Seun appeared on a live Instagram interview session with Nigerian music executive, Ubi Franklin, during which he made the revelations.
The 37-year-old went on to say that a vast majority of the singers who smoke and chase after girls are from religious homes, but hid under imitating Fela to do such things.
“I think a lot of them grow up in Christian and Muslim homes but use Fela as an excuse to smoke and chase girls,” Vanguard Allure quoted Seun as saying during the live interview.
“And also using Fela as a reason to be reckless and rude to your elders. They are not really rude to the authorities.”
Fela Kuti was known to be a strong critic of bad governance. However, he was also a chain smoker.
Clearly, Seun doesn’t want people to just take that aspect of being a chain smoker from him. Instead, they must also speak against bad governance.