NIGERIA: Kuti Family Kicks Against APC Using Fela’s Song For Political Campaign

(THEWILL) – The family of legendary Afrobeat singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has issued a disclaimer against the All Progressive Congress, APC, for using his song for their social media campaign.

Femi Kuti took to Instagram and revealed that the party did not seek the permission of Fela’s family before using his song, ‘Eko Ile’, in all their social media campaigns.

It was stressed that the family does not use Fela’s song for political campaigns, as they maintain a neutral ground in political matters.

“We the Administrators of The ESTATE OF Fela Anikulapo-Kuti ISSUE THIS DISCLAIMER. We wish to state here for clarity, that the permission of the Estate was not sought for the use of Fela’s music ‘EKO ILE’, IN THE ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN CURRENTLY MAKING THE ROUNDS.

“We do not involve Fela’s music in any political campaign AT HOME OR ABROAD and choose to remain neutral. WHILE We wish all candidates the best, WE DEMAND THAT THE LAWS OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ARE ABIDED BY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ARE DULY RESPECTED.

SIGNED

THE ESTATE OF FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI”, the disclaimer read.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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