Kuti family warns APC, Tinubu over unauthorized use of late Afro beat king’s song, “Eko Ile” for campaigns

Kuti family warns APC, Tinubu over unauthorized use of late Afro beat king’s song, “Eko Ile” for campaigns

The family of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti frowned at the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its presidential candidate Bola Tinubu for the use of the late artiste’s song for the 2023 election campaign.

Femi in a “disclaimer and notice of use without consent” for the Fela Anikulapo-Kuti family said the use of Fela’s popular song “Eko Ile” during one of its campaign activities for their 2023 presidential campaign was unauthorized.

 

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The family said it wished to continue to be politically neutral.

 

“We the administrators of the estate of Fela Anikulapo 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 Progressives Congress social media campaign currently making the rounds,” Fela Anikulapo-Kuti family said.

 

 

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“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 by the estate of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.”

 

 

Meanwhile, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has apologized to Aisha Buhari; wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, over the arrest of a student of the Federal University; Dutse Jigawa, Aminu Mohammed, by the Nigeria Police.

 

 

Specifically, NANS  made the appeal in a statement on Tuesday by its President, Usman Barambu.

 

 

Further, the association apologized on behalf of the Nigerian students to the First Lady; while also calling for Mohammed’s release.

 

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