I loved My Wife, And Got Carried Away – Femi Kuti


Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti, is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. He grew into his father’s craft from learning from the master his father “Fela Anikulapo Kuti” at a very tender age. He later became a member of his father’s band on having a concrete knowledge of the afrobeat genre.

He stressed in an interview with The Nation, Hardwork was a major secret he acquired from his father.

Speaking about his marriage life, Femi delivered an insight of his father’s opinion towards marriage which was contrary to the general believe of marriage being a cogent step in life. His father advised him not to get married but against his father’s advise he got married to his ex-wife Funke Kuti.

At this point in his life, going further in the interview, Femi Kuti expressed that he does not believe in the marriage institution and also gave a light note on what happens in a broken marriage.

Read his words below;


“I never believed in marriage. I loved my wife, and got carried away. I am happy about the experience. We got married for a number of reasons; she left home, and many people said she had made the greatest mistake of her life. She got pregnant and there were so many reasons to get married.”

“When you get married, if it breaks up, you get into a very bitter street, that makes it is very difficult for people to make up afterwards. Everything goes bitter around you, and hatred comes in. And when hatred comes, you find that many couples can no longer stand each other”.




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