Made Kuti was featured in the November issue of Accelerate TV’s The Cover, where he talked about leaving up to his family name, his family values and other topics.
Made Kuti graces the cover of Accelerate TV’s The Cover November issue, which delves into the man behind the music as well as his prominent family.
On Friday, November 5th, 2021, the video was uploaded to Youtube.
Made Kuti is the grandson of afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and the son of iconic afrobeat performer Femi Kuti.
The family is well-known for both their music and their advocacy around the world.
When asked if he feels pressured to deliver music a certain way as a member of the legendary Kuti family, he said;
“Stylistically, no. But standard, I don’t think of it as pressure. I think of it as just the standard. If something has been done to a certain level, you won’t think of regressing.
So the idea of Fela and my father being such capable musicians and having delivered into the world, art that hasn’t been before, creating anything subpar almost seems chaotic. It’s inhumane to want to do something of a lower quality if something superior has already been done. So I don’t think of it as pressure.”
During the interview, Made was asked what he doesn’t identify with as a member of the Kuti family.
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“Well, most definitely, corruption. We are one of the people who are guaranteed to be honest in those areas. Why? I don’t know. But my upbringing is very strict in those terms. Lies are not told in the household.
Our values are very straightforward and not complex. So when we carry ourselves from our homes into the society, we are just being ourselves.”