I Want To Be Me, Not Like My Father, Says Femi Kuti
Following the controversy surrounding Falz’s new song titled ‘Talk’ which criticizes transactional sex, Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti has been dragged into the issue.
The musician was compelled to comment on the controversy surrounding the song when a Twitter user @trybeblongng suggested that Falz is the new Fela, Femi Kuti’s late father.
“@falzthebadguy is simply the modern day Abami Eda of our generation, it is a pity @Femikuti could not pull the strings this far. #Longlive @felakuti,” @trybeblongng wrote.
After reading the comments by the Twitter user, Femi took to his handle to reply @trybeblongng saying he had said it several times that he doesn’t want to be Fela.
@Femikuti wrote; “Pity for you ni o. I’ve said it several times, I probably will have to repeat till I die, I don’t want to be my father. I love him, I honour him, I respect him, but I want to be me. I love being me Femi Anikulapo-Kuti. And I totally appreciate myself and my being.”
Meanwhile, critics have accused Falz for shaming women who sleep with men and expect to be paid but having nothing to say about men who employ the services of sex workers.
Explaining his reason for going tough on sex workers in the song which has re-awakened criticisms towards the lawyer turned rapper over his stand regarding prostitution or slut shaming, Falz said he hates transactional sex.
Speaking during a question and answer session at the listening event for his new album, Falz maintained that he detests transactional sex and will continue to speak out against it in his songs.