I don’t want to be Fela- Femi declares
Femi Kuti has always had to tell people not to compare him to his father, Fela Kuti.
The Afro-beat singer took to his twitter page to reply critics who haven’t ceased to compare him to his late father and pioneer of the Afrobeat genre, Fela.
This argument was recently reawakened following the release of Falz’s ‘Moral Instruction‘, a conscious album which drew samples from three of Fela songs.
In his reaction , Femi said he does not want to be his father and that he has nothing to prove after putting out 10 albums.
“I’ve said it several times, I probably will have to repeat till I die, I don’t want to be my father
Pity for you ni o. I have said it several times , I probably will have to repeat till I die, I don’t want to be my father. I appreciate him, I honor him ,I respect him ,but I want to be me.I love being Me Femi Anikulapo-Kuti. And I totally appreciate myself and my being”.
Femi also addressed an allegation that Fela wrote some of his early hit songs including the classic ‘Wonder Wonder’ song. He wrote: “My father never wrote wonder wonder for me. I had left him then. He never wrote any of my music. He would never do that.”