Femi Kuti Calls Out APC Over Use Of Fela’s Song For Political Campaign
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Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti’s son has expressed his displeasure over the use of his father’s song for a political campaign on Monday afternoon without seeking consent.
Bola Tinubu who is the APC presidential candidate had on Twitter posted a video showing highlights of his just concluded political rally in Lagos with Fela’s hit “Eko Ile” as the soundtrack.
Femi tweeted that the APC did not seek permission before using the Afrobeat maestro song in its political campaign.
“Disclaimer and notice of use without consent. We, the administrators of the estate of Fela Anikulapo-Kut, issue this disclaimer. We wish to clarify that the estate’s permission was not sought for using Fela’s music, Eko Ile, in the All Progressive Congress social media campaign currently making the rounds.
“We do not involve Fela’s music in any political campaign at home or abroad and choose to remain neutral.
“While we wish all candidates the best, we demand that the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are abided by, and intellectual property rights are duly respected. Signed the estate of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.”
Thank You Lagos
— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) November 27, 2022