‘Stop giving our politicians Holy books to swear with, give them ‘Juju’ instead’-Fela’s daughter, Yeni Kuti
In a radio show with Jimi Disu on Classic FM 97.3 Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s first daughter, Yeni said the Federal Government should consider adopting traditional African medicine (also known as ‘juju’) as a tool for fighting corruption, especially in official circles.
“Just as Sophie Oyewole has suggested, let them use it to swear in government officials and we shall see if anybody will continue to steal our money in this country or not. I am sure that if they are made to swear by Ogun or some other fearsome African deity, there will be no more corruption,” she said.
Oluwayeni Anikulapo-Kuti popularly known as Yeni Kuti is a dancer, singer and descendant of the Ransome-Kuti family. She pioneered the idea of Felabration, a music festival conceived to celebrate the life and contributions of her father Fela Anikulapo Kuti to the Nigerian society.
The 56-year-old and first daughter of the late ‘Afrobeat’ pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti was born in England to a British mother.
Yeni left England for Nigeria at the age of two where she completed her basic and secondary education.
She holds a diploma in journalism after she graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.
Yeni joined her brother’s (Femi Kuti) band in 1986, as a singer and dancer after dropping her job as a fashion designer. She currently serves as a co-manager of the New Afrika Shrine alongside her brother Femi Kuti.