Fela Kuti’s son, Seun Kuti, has responded to suggestions that some new-school artists are now better than his father.
This comes after some Wizkid admirers said that the “Essence” crooner is now greater than Fela because of his worldwide accomplishments and collaborations.
Seun, in an apparent reaction to this, turned to Instagram to address the “youth” who were spreading the rumor. They must cease denigrating their “ancestors” and treating them with lightness, he claims, especially those who fought for their rights.
He also threw a subtle shade at Wizkid and Burnaboy, who have sampled and adopted Fela’s work in the past, as he stated that no one can be greater than someone they take or steal from.
“I have warned many of u, many times to stop using your ancestors as tooth pick, especially those that fought for u but your ignorance just won’t let u be so you can’t learn and that’s why you keep living a cursed life of criminality without direction, infatuation without love, present without future, and pleasure without control. You are cursed to be indisciplined and you think you are having fun. These kids don’t know!!! #getthesax”