The Kuti’s Also Refuse Centenary Award | Femi Kuti Opens Up On The Reasons Why   Leave a comment


Femi Kuti, son of the late activist and afro-pop legend,Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has said that the family would not accept

any centenary award in his honour. The Fawehinmi’s earlier refused the award and stated reasons for rejecting the award.
Femi released the statement via a Twitter correspondence stating that the family has not been officially informed about any centenary award for Fela. He also said that the Federal Government should first apologise for killing his grandmother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, and also for burning of Kalakuta Republic.
“We have not heard such but I can speak for myself, Federal Government should first apologise for the killing of our grandmother and the burning of Kalakuta,” he wrote.
Asked if the family would accept the award if the government apologised for the two wrongs mentioned, Femi said he doubts if the family would accept the award.
“Like I said we have not heard anything from the Federal Government. But I doubt if the family will accept the award.”
Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is being honoured in the ‘Internationally Acclaimed Artistes, Literary Icons and Journalists’ category.

Why is everybody turning the award down?

Posted March 1, 2014 by SIRNEYO in e-news

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