- Afrobeats musicians Femi and Made Kuti were recently guests on Rubbin Minds show
- The father and son sat down with media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and talked about their career so far
- Interestingly, Made also disclosed that he doesn’t smoke or drink despite the assumption a lot of people have
Nigerian musicians Femi Kuti and his son, Made, recently joined media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on an episode of the Rubbing Mind show and both father and son had a lot to say about their career so far and what it means to carry on the Kuti legacy.
The legendary Femi started off by addressing the issue of being hailed and called flattering names by people around him. He was quick to note that he doesn’t really fancy the development and prefers to be a down-to-earth person who can hold normal conversations with people around.
Just like his father, Made also said he feels the same way and even added that he never knows how to react when he gets compliments from people about his style of music.
Fielding a question about the kind of burden that comes with the name ‘Kuti’, Made categorically stated that it comes with no burden for him.
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However, his father, Femi, noted that while the name doesn’t entirely come with a burden, it does not help that people are always trying to compare and criticise members of the family.
He cited an example of how his music was compared to that of his dad, Fela, and how the development was entirely confusing because he admired and learned everything about music from him.
Made while expatiating more on not feeling any pressure from comparison noted that his father, Femi, is very different from Fela, and he allowed him to have a more liberating childhood.
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According to him, the kind of upbringing he had made it easier to get off the burden that comes with the Kuti name.
In a different portion of the interview, Femi disclosed that it was his sister, Yeni, that discovered that his son had a talent for music.
According to him, during a trip on a tour bus, a 3-year-old Made picked up the trumpet and was able to play it despite the fact that it was one of the most difficult instruments to play.
Femi said his sister made it clear that it was a sign and that was how he started building Made’s talent as a musician.
Speaking about the perception people have of those who visit the African Shrine, Made noted that not everyone who visits the spot drinks and smoke.
The singer disclosed that he also doesn’t smoke or drink at all. Supporting his submission, his dad said he has already explained all the health dangers of such lifestyle to his son in a bid to guide his decisions.
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Watch the full interview below:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Femi Kuti took to social media to share his thoughts on winning a Grammy award. The legendary musician who has been nominated five times is optimistic he might win it one day.
He, however, added that his father, Fela, would be disappointed if winning a Grammy was his objective as a musician.
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