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3 Nov 2016
We Didn’t Inherit Shrine From Fela - Yeni Kuti
Yeni Kuti, one of Fela Anikulapo-kuti’s children, says her father wasn’t financially buoyant enough to leave any form of physical property for any of his children.
She also informed that the shrine was purchased after the death of their father. “The only thing about the Shrine we inherited was the name” she further explained.
Speaking on the topic of inheritance, she said while growing up asking money from their father wasn’t encouraged and so they quickly developed into independent adults. “Fela didn’t really had cash, but his music and the copyrights attached. When any of us go to ask him for N20, he would ask if we didn’t have hands to work. So what we learnt from him was to be independent”.
The entrepreneur, TV presenter, choreographer and dancer said that what their father inculcated in them as enabled them to withstand the temptations of selling those copyrights properties of their late father.