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Being Fela’s Daughter Once Ruined My Relationship – Yeni Kuti

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Being Fela's Daughter Once Ruined My Relationship – Yeni Kuti

Yeni, a media personality and first child of Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, has recalled how being the daughter of the renegade musician once cost her relationship.

Speaking in a recent interview with Daily Trust, Yeni said being Fela’s child wasn’t cool.

The renowned singer and dancer also recounted how a lady once broke up with her younger brother, Femi, after finding out he is Fela’s child.

She said, “Femi had a girlfriend and immediately they knew he was Fela’s son, they broke up the relationship. A girl warned my cousin never to introduce her to such a type of person [Fela’s family].

“People did not want to know us because at the time he [Fela] was in and out of jail. However, I can say that being Fela’s child then and now are two totally different things. Then it was not really a good thing to be Fela’s child which I did not care about but now it is a good thing. We have been through a phase.”

She added: “I remember one guy that I really liked. I mean, I really liked him but his mother walked me out of their house. The woman was yelling, ‘Don’t come near my son again. You want to destroy my son’s life.’”

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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