“I was stigmatized for being Fela’s son” – Seun Kuti

Nigerian singer, Sun Kuti has revealed that during his upbringing, he faced stigmatization because of his association with Fela Kuti.

In a recent interview with actress, Iyabo Ojo, Kuti mentioned that his parentage had an impact on his relationships, highlighting that he couldn’t visit his girlfriend’s father’s house.

He expressed that the stigmatization was distressing, considering that his late father hadn’t done anything to deserve it.

He said,

“Growing up, I was stigmatized for being Fela’s son. I couldn’t even enter my girlfriend’s father’s house. Even the street, people would always point at me and say, ‘See Fela pikin.’ It was annoying because my father didn’t do anything.

“Now, these killers, murderers, corrupt thieves that their actions are killing millions of Nigerians everyday, you are willing to be in party with them and hailing them. We need to check ourselves.”

During the interview, he also revealed that he became a member of his late father’s band, Egypt 80, at the age of 8.

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