‘I have no problem with Tuface’s protest’ – Femi Kuti
Afrobeats musician Femi Kuti has described as mere misconception reports claiming he was against the February 6, 2017 nation-wide protest march being spearheaded by hip hop star, Innocent ‘2Baba’ Idibia.
The son of the Afrobeat legend clarified that he is not against the march but against a report which claimed his club, Afrika Shrine was chosen as a venue for the protest.
The two-time Grammy award nominee engaged his fans about his position on the planned protest via Twitter on Friday.
“I have no problem with the protest,” tweeted Femi Kuti, who is not a stranger to protests against bad governance. “I have a problem with using the Shrine at first without informing me & finding out on social media.”
Femi, who released ‘Sorry Sorry’, a politicallly-laced song in 1998 said he was misquoted about blasting 2Baba when he was concerned about the use of his club without his knowledge.
“Do u think it is right to read a protest is taking off without being informed at the Shrine without my knowledge? & u think Fela wud agree?”
Femi however, said he didn’t like the fact that he had to find out about the ‘proposed’ use of his club as a venue for the protest as he didn’t have prior knowledge from 2Baba of such. Femi also said his sisters’ were not aware of the venue and disclosed nothing happens in the Shrine without his or his sisters’ consent.
“It’s the rule,” he said within one of his tweets.
Femi’s grandmother, Fumilayo Kuti and his father, Fela Kuti have a history of political activsm in Nigeria. Seun, Femi’s younger brother who is also an Afrobeats musician is also politically active.