Seun Kuti is calling out people who have coined for themselves a new movement ‘New Fela’ saying it is disrespectful to the legacy of the music icon.
The music star was a guest at Cool FM where he got to speak about his career and the legacy of his late father. In a post shared by the Instagram page of the radio station, Seun Kuti slammed individuals especially singers who call themselves the new Fela.
“Fela’s legacy belongs to his family. It is disrespectful to call yourself the ‘New Fela.’ We the kids are told that we can’t be our father and outsiders are trying to take that. No! You can’t go to Jamaica and hear people calling themselves the next Bob Marley. They wouldn’t disrespect him like that,” the post read.
This is not the first time Seun Kuti will be slamming musicians who have been going around calling themselves the ‘New Fela.’ Recall that a few weeks ago, in a long post via his Instagram page, Seun Kuti said these guys just want to be Fela because they want to smoke weed, chase women.
Seun Kuti is shaking a table that has a lot of singers on it following his comments where he said everyone wants to be Fela because they want to smoke weed and chase women. The music star and son to the late music icon, Fela Kuti made this known via his Instagram page on Monday, October 15, 2018. According to Seun Kuti, everyone wants to be Fela without taking the sacrifice and the call to duty.
“People will never understand you without going through the education you have tried to promote. Every Tom Dick And Ashy is the new Fela just because they want to smoke Igbo and chase women. How about the sacrifice? How about duty? They want to be Fela and at the same time be the darlings of all the oppressors. All these new Fela’s and those possessed by his spirit hobnobbing with white supremacists.
“They think u are great because rappers mention your name, they don’t know that rappers mention ur name so they can feel greatness. What do they know about sacrifice? What do they know about the trauma that first-hand violence has inflicted on our family? The blind leading the blind listening to the deaf speak! Happy 80th. The struggle intensifies!!!” he said.
Hmmm…what do you guys think? It feels like Seun Kuti is done with people who just want to take advantage of the Fela brand. A typical example of Seun Kuti’s outburst can be felt when he distanced his father’s spirit from Kanye West.
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