My father left me with no inheritance – Fela’s son, Seun Kuti

Nigerian singer, Seun Kuti, has disclosed that his father and popular Afrobeat singer, did not leave any inheritance for him before he died.

The Grammy-nominated singer also said that his father, the pioneer of Afrobeat was catering for about 1000 people in his Kalakuta commune before his death.

In a video message on his Instagram account, Seun added the reason Fela left him with no inheritance was because of his charitable nature.

He also stated that as a pupil his daily allowance was bigger than his teacher’s salary.

His words, “When Fela was the top musician in Nigeria, we were living with about 500 people in our house. All the money I was meant to inherit, Fela used it to cater to people.

“Everyone in Kalakuta was receiving daily allowance and weekly salaries. Both Kalakuta and [African] shrine. Almost 1000 people. They were artisans… We had all the professions in Kalakuta.

“My pocket money in 1990, throughout my primary school was N100 per day. My pocket money a day was bigger than my teacher’s salary.”