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Seun Kuti Says Monogamy Isn’t Natural, Hints at Fela’s “extra” Girlfriends


Nigerian singer, Seun Kuti shares his belief that monogamy does not work, reveals how Fela had 27 wives and over 100 girlfriends. The musician made his opinion public in an episode of the Bad and Boujee podcast with Tolani Baj and Moet Abebe.

When asked his stand on monogamy, he stated that it is does not work and powerful men should have more the support of many goddesses given to them by their ancestors. He then divulged shocking news about his grandfather, the legendary Fela Kuti.

Seun shared that apart from Fela’s 27 wives, he also had over a 100 girlfriends, many of whom lived with the family in their home. The singer’s opinion on monogamy has sparked outrage among netizens, especially considering his marital status.

Here are some reactions to the video

emeka_ wrote:

“Abeg, I go marry one woman o. Monogamy is best for keeping your sanity. Polygamy go be like running small business”

dorapanther advised:

“Nigerian women we can actually do better…. Please raise your standards… this men handle white women with utmost respect and still take responsibilities, but we Nigerian women be hyping these men for doing the bare minimum ????????”

_rashydah_ noted:

“No wonder he said he won’t be angry if he finds out his children aren’t his. He has numerous goddesses, he can only expect her to do the same.”

elohor_travel_tales reacted:

“????????????That is to say you get plenty girlfriends. Married women for Naija de try o.”

teenah_hair added:

“Coming from someone who have 1 wife”

Watch Seun Kuti’s video on monogamy