‘Fela’s numerous wives, concubines almost killed him with stress’ – Seun Kuti

Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti has revealed that his late father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s numerous wives and concubines almost killed him with stress.

Kuti said aside from the 27 wives the Afrobeats doyen married on the same day, and his other wives before the controversial marriage, he had over 100 concubines living with him at his Kalakuta commune.

He disclosed that the stress of handling all the women overwhelmed Fela.

Speaking on the ‘Bahd & Boujee’ podcast, Kuti said, “People only know of Fela’s 27 wives, they don’t know of his over 100 girlfriends that lived with us in the house.

“The wives and girlfriends almost killed Fela with stress.”

Fela died of AIDS-related complications on August 2, 1997, at the age of 58.