Afrobeats Icon Seun Kuti Shares Insight into Fela’s Enjoyment of Life
In a recent Instagram Live video, Seun Kuti, the renowned Afrobeats singer, disclosed an intriguing aspect of his late father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s lifestyle.
Contrary to the notion that pan-Africanism requires one to endure hardship, Seun revealed that Fela used to dispatch his personal assistant to London for a specific indulgence.
Pan-Africanism without Suffering: Seun Kuti Challenges Stereotypes
Seun Kuti urged his fans not to associate pan-Africanism solely with suffering. He emphasized that Fela, a staunch pan-Africanist, did not let his ideology hinder his enjoyment of life.
Seun clarified that being committed to the African cause doesn’t mean one should refrain from experiencing the pleasures that life offers.
Fela’s Guilty Pleasures: Ice Cream and Sweets from London
The revelation about Fela’s preferences came to light as Seun recounted how his father would send his personal assistant, Femi Bankole Osula, also known as ‘Femi Photo,’ to London.
The mission was to purchase Fela’s favorite sweet and ice cream from Bond Street.
Despite the distance, Femi Photo would embark on the journey, arriving back in Lagos the next morning with the sought-after treats.
Challenging Notions: Enjoying Life Doesn’t Undermine Pan-Africanism
Seun Kuti questioned the idea that being a pan-Africanist necessitates avoiding the pleasures of life.
He challenged the notion that indulging in life’s luxuries implies a betrayal of one’s people.
Seun stressed the importance of not sabotaging one’s own community for personal enjoyment, highlighting Fela’s unapologetic approach to life while remaining dedicated to the pan-African cause.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn