Seun Kuti says most artists use Fela as an excuse to smoke

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Seun Kuti, the Afrobeat singer and son of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has said that most artists who claim to be inspired by his late father did not actually do so, but only use it as an excuse to smoke and frolic with women.

The Afrobeat musician, who took over his father’s Egypt 80 band after his father died, made this statement during an Instagram live interview session with record label owner Ubi Franklin.

Asked for his opinion on which artists claim to be inspired by Fela, Seun said: “I think many of them grow up in Christian and Muslim homes, but use Fela as an excuse to smoke and run after girls.

“And they also use Fela as an excuse to be ruthless and rude to older people. They are not rude to the authorities“.

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