Femi Kuti Calls Out APC On Twitter Over Campaign Shirt With Fela’s Quote

Femi Kuti Calls Out APC On Twitter Over Campaign Shirt With Fela’s Quote

Femi Kuti, the eldest son of Fela, Afrobeat legend, has called out the All Progressives Congress (APC) cautioning it to cease and desist from using an inscription of the late musician on its campaign shirts.

Femi Kuti Calls Out APC On Twitter Over Campaign Shirt With Fela's Quote

On Tuesday 4th May the Twitter handle of the APC had put out a photo of campaign shirts bearing an inscription made famous by Fela.

“To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it… Fela Kuti,” the inscription read.

In a swift reaction, Femi Kuti stated that his family owns Fela’s name. He also stated the use of it is an infringement and disregard of legal rights. Femi added that his family does not align with any political party in Nigeria and beyond.

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“I have seen the tweet by @APCNigeria and confirm that use of Fela’s name on the T-shirts bearing the name ‘JAGABAN’ was never authorized,” he wrote.

See tweets below

The APC is however yet to comment on Femi Kuti’s tweets.

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

A creative writer ready to dish out juicy stories as they drop. When she is not writing, she is probably thinking of what to write next

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