According to reports reaching oyogist.com, Eldest son of late Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti during an interview earlier today, told reporters how his father refused to send him to school in order to prove that one can be successful without acquiring formal education.
Femi Kuti described this as one of Fela’s faults as a father, despite being a great man.
“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.”