Family reacts over political advert using Fela’s photo


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Family reacts over political advert using Fela’s photo
Posted on: January 27, 2015, 10:49:33 PM
By Benjamin Njoku
The Anikulapo-Kuti family has frowned at a recent advertisement published in some national dailies where the picture of Afro beat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was used to score a political point.
Reacting to the said advertisement on behalf of the Anikulapo family, eldest daughter of the late Afrobeat legend, Yeni said, the family was not aware, and did not approve any advert using Fela’s picture.

In a statement released yesterday, Yeni maintained that the advertisement was published without the knowledge of the family.
“We do not like anybody using the history of the Anikulapo family, especially Fela and Buhari to their own advantage. Whilst we may not support any party, we do not like any party using our father as a political tool or an instrument for their politics because Fela was apolitical.”
Fela was for good governance only. Fela was for respect for human rights which most of those masqurading as democrats today were against some years ago.

“They should desist from using Fela’s picture, image or lyrics for any political rally, whatever party it may be, whether APC, PDP, SDP, Labour, Accord or any other party we do not condone it. They should let Fela continue to rest in peace,” the statement reads.

Source: vanguard