Femi Kuti, the oldest son of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, issued a disclaimer that denied assist for using his father’s track for a political marketing campaign, Monday afternoon.
The APC’s presidential flag bearer, Bola Tinubu, on Twitter posted a video exhibiting highlights of his simply concluded political rally in Lagos with Fela’s hit “Eko Ile” because the soundtrack
Femi tweeted that the APC didn’t search permission earlier than utilizing the Afrobeat maestro track in its political marketing campaign.
Thank You Lagos
— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) November 27, 2022
“Disclaimer and spot of use with out consent. We, the directors of the property of Fela Anikulapo-Kut, concern this disclaimer. We want to make clear that the property’s permission was not looked for utilizing Fela’s music, Eko Ile, within the All Progressive Congress social media marketing campaign presently making the rounds.
“We don’t contain Fela’s music in any political marketing campaign at house or overseas and select to stay impartial.
“Whereas we want all candidates one of the best, we demand that the legal guidelines of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are abided by, and mental property rights are duly revered. Signed the property of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.”
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In Might 2021, the same incident occurred when Femi referred to as APC out for utilizing an inscription of the late musician on its marketing campaign shirts.
APC, on its official Twitter deal with, posted a photograph of marketing campaign shirts bearing an inscription made well-known by Fela.
“To be non secular will not be by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe in order that it… Fela Kuti,” the inscription learn.
Demo reacted by asking the celebration to drag down the publish because the Kuti household owns Fela’s title and that utilizing it’s an infringement and disrespect of authorized rights.
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