Fela was so generous that he didn’t leave any inheritance for me – Seun


Lasun Alagbe

Afrobeat artiste, Seun Kuti, has said that his father, Fela, left no inheritance for him due to his generosity to other people.

He said he got nothing because the deceased was too generous when alive.

Despite having a larger daily allowance as a student than his teacher’s salary, Seun Kuti explained, his father was focused on providing for around 1,000 individuals in his Kalakuta commune.

Seun Kuti

In a video posted on his Instagram account, Seun Kuti reflected on his father’s philanthropic legacy:

“When Fela was the top musician in Nigeria, we were living with about 500 people in our house. All the money I was meant to inherit, Fela used it to cater for people. Everyone in Kalakuta was receiving daily allowance and weekly salaries. Both Kalakuta and [African] shrine. Almost 1000 people.

They were artisans… We had all the professions in Kalakuta. My pocket money in 1990, throughout my primary school was N100 per day. My pocket money a day was bigger than my teacher’s salary.”

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