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Entertainment of Monday, 13 November 2023


FLASHBACK: Fela was against my marriage to Funke - Femi Kuti

Femi and Funke officially got divorced in 2012 Femi and Funke officially got divorced in 2012

Afrobeat icon, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti in a 2015 interview revealed that his father Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was not in favor of his marriage to Funke, his ex-wife.

Femi in the interview with The Nations said he never wanted to get married in the first place.

According to him, he never "believed in marriage".

Femi and Funke Kuti ended their marriage with a divorce suit in 2012 and they have remained friends and have been co-parenting their son, Made Kuti, together.

“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.

“She left home and many people said she had made the greatest mistake of her life. She got pregnant and we had to have a certain status for our child, documentation and so on. There were so many reasons to get married.”

He disclosed that he went against his father’s counsel not to get married, adding that taking his relationship with Funke to the next level did not work out well.

“Now we are great friends, but probably if we had not gotten married, we probably would have still been together.

“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”.