Nigerian musician, Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti, has finally revealed why his late father, Fela Anikulapo did not send him to school.
According to the 68 year old in an interview with presenters of Your View, an all-female talk show on TVC, his father did not send him to school because he wanted to use him as an experiment, to prove that people could be successful without acquiring formal education.
In his words;
“Yes Fela was great. But Fela did have faults. But one of the faults is that Fela wanted to use me as an experiment. His excuse was that I would be successful without going to school. And his mother, my mother, everybody, just freaked out. No! When I became successful he was like, ‘Didn’t I tell you? Me that went through that experiment I know it was very risky.”
Speaking on why he allowed his son venture into music, Femi said it was because he didn’t want what befell him to also happen to his son, Made, whom he saw as very gifted right from the outset. Adding that it was the reason he made sure his son studied music abroad.