Yeni, the first daughter of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has revealed while opening up on a host of issues in an interview on a radio talk-show titled, ‘The discourse with Jimi Disu’ on Classic FM 97.3, that she sees her father in her dreams.
Speaking as activities are expected to continue to mark the 20th year remembrance of Fela, which will be further celebrated at the forthcoming “Felabration”, Yeni said; “It’s 20 years since my father died, but it doesn’t seem as if he has been gone for so long. I miss him and I still talk to him in my mind. He and other departed members of my family have also appeared to me in my dreams. I don’t know if it is right to say that they appear to me, but I see them in my dreams. I dream of them a lot.”
Yeni who pioneered the idea of Felabration, a music festival conceived to celebrate the life and contributions of her father to the Nigerian society also revealed that several people approached her in the past and claimed they had messages from her father but she ignored them.
“I believe in life after death. Also, I believe that if my father has a message for me, he will come directly to me and not go through someone I don’t know or like. If anybody tells me that Fela has sent a message to me through him, I would tell him to ask my dad to appear to me directly himself,” she said.
Last week, the 20th year anniversary of Fela’s passing was marked with a get together at the Kalakuta Museum, for an evening with Fela, where visitors were entertained and regaled with untold Fela gist.
Later in the evening at the New African Shrine, a concert was staged in honour of Fela with the likes of 2baba, Oritsha Femi, L.A.X and many others entertaining scores of music lovers.
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