Family reacts to use of Fela’s song by APC
Written by City Radio on November 29, 2022
The family of the Late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has denied endorsing any presidential contender in the 2023 elections or approving the use of the Afrobeats legend’s song for political advertising.
This comes days after the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had used “Eko Ile,” a well-known song by Fela, at one of the party’s campaign activities for the 2023 presidential election.
Rumour that the Kuti family was backing the APC in the 2023 general elections had sparked online reactions from Nigerians.
Reacting, Femi Kuti, in a statement on his Instagram page on Monday, said the Kuti family did not approve of the APC’s action, adding that they had always been apolitical.
His post reads: “Disclaimer and notice of use without consent. We the administrators of the estate of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti issue this disclaimer.