Fela Warned Me Against Marrying Funke, Marrying Her Was a Mistake - Femi Kuti

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Afrobeat icon, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti has credited his success to the guidance of his late father and music legend, Fela. In an interview , Femi revealed that hard work was a major secret he acquired from his father and that Fela was his staunch critic who reviewed his first-ever composition. “Fela asked, ‘So how do you want people to dance to this?’ I only thought of the melody when I composed the song, but on speaking to him, I realised that it was important for Africans to be able to dance to the song.”
On marriage to Funke, his ex-wife, Femi said he never wanted to have a spouse in the first place. “I never believed in marriage. I loved my wife, and got carried away. I am happy about the experience. We got married for a number of reasons. “She left home and many people said she had made the greatest mistake of her life. She got pregnant and we had to have a certain status for our child, documentation and so on. There were so many reasons to get married.” He disclosed that he went against his father’s counsel not to get married, adding that taking his relationship with Funke to the next level did not work out well.
Now we are great friends, but probably if we had not gotten married, we probably would have still been together. “When you get married, if it breaks up, you get into a very bitter street, that makes it is very difficult for people to make up afterwards. “Everything goes bitter around you, and hatred comes in. And when hatred comes, you find that many couples can no longer stand each other”.


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PoliticxGuru at 10:32 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Great men move on no matter what, so my guy move on and forget D past
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stluke at 10:39 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Easy to get married but nt easy to stay on......
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barackderay at 10:43 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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marriage. mata hmmmm I dey fear am
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gogoman at 10:59 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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lesson to other, next time listen to your PAPA more.......
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livingstone80 at 11:05 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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I like this! Now we are great friends! That is maturity
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franklinseyea at 11:13 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: luke on 10:39 AM, 11/09/2015
Easy to get married but nt easy to stay on......
Hmmnnnnnnnnn pondering on this
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franklinseyea at 11:16 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: livingstone80 on 11:05 AM, 11/09/2015
I like this! Now we are great friends! That is maturity

Yes bro, you are right... it takes maturity for a man to say that....
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franklinseyea at 11:18 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 10:59 AM, 11/09/2015
lesson to other, next time listen to your PAPA more.......
Yes ooo.... They said experience is the best teacher.....
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elchymo at 11:33 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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We can only but learn from our mistakes...
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elchymo at 11:34 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Osinowo Damilare Jamiu on 10:43 AM, 11/09/2015
marriage. mata hmmmm I dey fear am
bros no fear am oo cos u go marry one day...
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Blessed75 at 11:47 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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And you refused to listen
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hackynoni111 at 11:54 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Some mistakes no dey ever make ppl get sense
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hackynoni111 at 11:55 AM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Wetin concern me with fela sef..
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christianity at 12:04 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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mr man,when u have an issue,u should be a man anof to accept it and not look for someone to lay blame on.
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ngfineface at 12:55 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Maturity my bum bum. You guys should deal with it at least for the sake of that poor boy
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bayonel3 at 02:11 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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father word them make meaning in the end
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bayonel3 at 02:27 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: PoliticxGuru on 10:32 AM, 11/09/2015
Great men move on no matter what, so my guy move on and forget D past
for real...word
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osarobo62 at 02:35 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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FELA, ..giving advice on marriage  Huh? Huh?
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osarobo62 at 02:40 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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the problem with most marriages is that, some spouses equate marriage with ownership.
if you married your friend, let that person still remain your friend...not your property.
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