Women don’t need marriage to fulfilled – Yeni Kuti

Yeni, a former dancer and daughter of afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, has said that contrary to what some think, a woman does not need to get married to feel fulfilled or complete.


In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “I think women have become more independent and now know who they are. They now know that they don’t have to be married to ‘be somebody’ (fulfilled or complete). They now know that they are a person in their own right. For me, it is a good thing. Women are now getting married because they want to, not just because they want to addressed as somebody’s wife.”


Yeni also stated that she did not enjoy any benefits with her father’s name while growing up. She said, “I did not enjoy any benefits because back then, people used to look down on us because we were Fela’s children.”

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