Grammy-nominated singer, Seun Kuti has recounted how he suffered stigmatisation while growing up for being the son of the late Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapokuti
In a recent interview with actress Iyabo Ojo, Kuti said his paternity also affected his relationship, stressing that he couldn’t go to his girlfriend’s father’s house.
He said the stigmatisation was appalling because his late father didn’t do anything to warrant it.
Kuti said: “Growing up, I was stigmatised for being Fela’s son. I couldn’t even enter my girlfriend’s father’s house. Even on 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 every day, you are willing to be in a party with them and hail them. We need to check ourselves.”