“I Won’t Leave My Husband if He’s Cheating, My Dad Had 27 Wives, and My Mum Didn’t Go”: Fela’s Daughter Speaks

“I Won’t Leave My Husband if He’s Cheating, My Dad Had 27 Wives, and My Mum Didn’t Go”: Fela’s Daughter Speaks

  • Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti's first daughter, Yeni Kuti, says she cannot leave her husband because of infidelity
  • According to the renowned entertainer, her father had 27 women, and her mother did not end her marriage
  • In a recent interview, Yeni addressed a lot of controversial matters concerning her, her family, and her late father

Yeni Kuti, a dancer, singer, and the daughter of late Nigerian artist and Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, has stated that she cannot leave her spouse because of adultery as her father had 27 wives and her mother did not leave her marriage.

The dancer, who made headlines earlier after revealing on TVC Nigeria's Your View Programme that she will only leave her marriage if her husband cheats on her, made this known in an interview with Chude, where she addressed a variety of issues concerning her, her family, and her late father, Fela Kuti.

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Fela Kuti and his 27 wives, Fela's daughter Yeni Kuti
Yeni Kuti said her dad, Fela Kuti, had 27 wives. Credit: @yenikuti
Source: Instagram

However, while further reacting to her view on her husband cheating on her, Yeni said:

"I won't leave my husband if he's cheating. That's me. You can leave your own husband if he's cheating; that's you. Don't judge me; I'm not judging you.

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"My father had 27 wives; my mother didn't go. It's me who will now come and go because of one girl. It cannot happen."

Watch her interview with Chude below:

Internet users react to Yeni Kuti’s Interview with Chude


"Fela's blood is different."


"Aunty Yemi got the vibes ."


"It’s dares to live by her own terms ,that’s super ❤️so many want to but haven’t found the courage ….these kind of people are the ones that can actually say they lived life at the end of it all ❤️."

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"There is a responsibility, burden, joy, privilege, frustration and many other mixed emotions that come from being the child of a famous musician & activist - I know this, first hand. I imagine this interview will be as cathartic, as it will be empowering. Always wonderful to see a mature woman who is MASTER of herself - living life clearly as she wants and envisions. Bravo!."

Fans react as Police storm Seun Kuti’s house, clip goes viral

Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting that a viral video of operatives of the Nigeria Police Force at the home of Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti ransacking his home sparked outrage online.

Netizens across social media platforms called out men of the police force, enquiring why the raid on the singer's home.

This is coming days after the singer was arrested for assaulting a Nigerian police officer. Seun Kuti was arrested and charged in court days after slapping a policeman.

Source: Legit.ng

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