The family of Nigerian music icon Fela kuti has warned political parties from using his music for campaign
This announcement came up after the ruling party APC used one of his music “Eko Ile” for one Of there presidential campaigns in Nigeria
Reacting to the campaign femi kuti took to Twitter stating that the APC did not seek legal permissions before using there father’s music for their political campaign
The statement titled “Disclaimer and Notice of Use Without Consent”, stated that the Kuti family has always maintained a neutral ground in political matters.
“Disclaimer and notice of use without consent. We the administrators of the estate of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti issue this disclaimer.
“We wish to state here for clarity, that the permission of the estate was not sought for the use of 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.”