“I can never be Fela” – Femi Kuti
Femi Kuti, veteran Nigerian afrobeat star and son of Afrobeat legendFela Anikulapo Kuti,in a new interview withWazobia Max, explains how he struggled to get out of his father’s shadow to make a name for himself.
He explains that he was never christened “Femi” and his first name was actually “Olufela” but was changed by his mother to Femi so as not to be put in the shadow of Fela. He also reveals the steps he took to create a name for himself stressing that he “can never be Fela Kuti” because he is Femi Kuti.
Watch the video below: