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26 Oct 2018

Seun Kuti Recounts How His Family Suffered Terribly In The Hands Of Soldiers Because Of Fela

Seun Kuti has recounted some of the horrific things his family had to suffer because of his father, Fela Kuti.

Nigerian musician, Seun Kuti has reminisced on the times his family suffered in the hands of soldiers because of the activism of his father, Fela.

The music star took to his Instagram page on Friday, October 26, 2018, where he wrote an epistle about the trials his family went through under the military regime in Nigeria. According to him, his mother used to tell him bedtime stories about all the scars on her.

Seun shared the photo below on his Instagram page showing his father with some of his women.
Fela and his women

He then wrote: "Whatever you think Fela went through, he went through with his family. We were his rock. My mother used to tell me bed time stories about all the scars on her. My step mum, Najite was the first person the soldiers saw in kalakuta, she was swimming, they picked her up by her head from the pool and broke her neck!!

"My mother had a broken bayonet stitched into her and she couldn’t walk for 18months.

"The amount of state sanctioned violence I have seen in my life as a child. When I was 9 I saw the cops shot and kill one of my dads boys in front of shrine and just left him there for nothing. Fela tried to protect us but u can’t protect anyone from that!

"You know these fucking cops would come to our house and just shoot up the place at least 2ice a week? Do y’all know that? Or u think this is just play play? See Fela’s music is a gift for the world and everyone is welcome but our legacy is ours alone, to protect and nurture.

"Y’all fakers stay waaaaay back. This isn’t your space. #getthesax"

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