Polygamy was stressful for Fela – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, son of legendary singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has uncovered the difficulties his father faced for practising polygamy during his lifetime.

Seun disclosed that Fela’s numerous wives and concubines almost killed him with stress.

The singer said aside from the 27 wives the Afrobeats doyen married on the same day, and his other wives before the controversial marriage, he had over 100 concubines living with him at his Kalakuta commune.

He disclosed that the stress of handling all the women overwhelmed Fela.

Speaking in a recent interview, Seun said, “People only know of Fela’s 27 wives, they don’t know of his over 100 girlfriends that lived with us in the house.

“The wives and girlfriends almost killed Fela with stress.”

Fela died of AIDS-related complications on August 2, 1997, at the age of 58.