As crazy as it might sound, Made Kuti, son of the music icon, Femi Kuti in a recent interview revealed some of the rumors and false insinuations he has heard about the Afrikan shrine which includes sacrificing people.
Made Kuti is the first son of Femi Kuti and he is the latest member of Postive Force Band (Femi’s band) after being introduced to the world by his father. He recently granted an interview to NAIJ where he spoke about returning to Nigeria, religion and some of the shocking rumors he has heard about the shrine.
“Growing up in the shrine, I can’t tell you different because I didn’t know different, it was normal. My first shock of the shrine was the stigma it had when I started going to high school. I have heard some crazy stuff People think we sacrifice people at the shrine. I have heard that we kill people in broad daylight and worship them with gods or something, I think it’s a stupid rumour I have heard some really bad things.”
“To me its home, i know everyone that works here and coming back i met new faces, i trying to meet everybody again. People think if the shrine as a place of worship but that not what this is, its a sacred place, that’s why my dad termed it this, I’m Fela, there is no god, I don’t believe in any god, not traditional, not Christian not Muslim or Scientologist, I have grown up very free minded.”
He went on to talk about what the Afrika shrine represents and how it is a place of equality where nobody is isolated or treated differently.
“That’s how I feel that what I feel that what I feel the shrine represents, it doesn’t matter where you are coming from, it doesn’t matter your belief, it doesn’t matter your race. It doesn’t matter your class, if you walk in here you are going to dance in the same dance fall like everyone else. The VIPs are the worse seats at the back, its a place of equality that’s how I believe and that’s how I felt,”