My Father Advised Me Not To Get Married – Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti

Looking back, Afro music legend, Femi Anikulapo Kuti recalled his father’s advice against getting married early.

In an interview, he granted a national newspaper, a few years ago, Femi narrated how his father, another music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti had tutored him how to write, sing good music and play quality instrument.

Speaking about his marriage to his ex-wife, Funke Kuti, he noted that he does not believe in the marriage institution.

He said “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;

He asserted that his father advised him not to get married but he went against his father’s wish.

He went on to say that getting married affected the relationship, saying, “Now we are great friends, but probably if we had not gotten married, we probably would have still been together.”

He said further: “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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