Seun Kuti reacts as tweep speaks on Fela’s smoking habit

Seun Kuti

Afrobeat star Seun Kuti has replied to a Twitter user who said his dad, the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, cannot match the smoking prowess of boys in the present generation.

The user Wale Turner said this on Monday, May 2.

“Fela no fit smoke wetin boys dey smoke now,” he wrote.

Reacting to the tweet in an Instagram story on Wednesday, May 4, Seun said: “That’s why e leave me for una.”

In an interview with QEDTV in 2020, Seun said that the love Nigerians profess for his late father is only on the surface.

When asked if he thought that Nigerians appreciate Fela more for other things than they appreciate his music, Seun said: “I think in Nigeria now, there’s a narrative that makes it cool to like Fela. I mean I grew up as Fela’s child so I know that the love does not run deep.”

He added that if the love did run deep, Nigerians would support his family more out of a sense of duty for his late father.

“…If it actually did run deep,” Seun said, “I as his son would know, Nigerians would support us more than they do and be more invested in things that we do and out of a sense of duty, would make sure that the originality of what we do is preserved and allowed to grow…”

Fela who was born on October 15, 1938, died on August 2, 1997.