Femi Kuti’s new management, Chocolate City Music has reacted to Encomium Magazine’s Friday publication on their news site that Femi Kuti was recently involved in a paternity scandal where it was revealed that two of his children are actually not his, after a DNA test was carried out. Chocolate City Music is stating it point blank here that, it actually happened 8years ago against what the magazine published. They also asked news site to put down the pictures of his children they used to demonstrate the illustration, stating it could cause more harm than good for the innocent children. We never used their pictures in the first place. Find the official statement after the cut.
News published about Afro Beat Legend Femi Kuti that surfaced on the internet on Friday about two of his five children not belonging to him after taking a paternity test was not a recent occurrence but actually happened over 8 years ago.
Encomium Magazine recently published an interview with Femi Kuti 8 years ago where he spoke about his music, career and personal life. During this interview he spoke on the identity of 5 of his children and then revealed that two of these 5 children were not his and that he had since making this discovery returned the children to their mother.
Reports labelling this story as recent are false, this old interview was simply rehearsed by some blogs and newspapers in a bid to steer up controversy and have something to sell, some blogs even went as far as publishing pictures of his legitimate children in a bid to pass them off as the affected children. Femi Kuti is a loving and responsible father who takes the privacy of his children very seriously and so we request that blogs, newspapers and magazines kindly take off the pictures from their platforms as this is an evasion of their privacy as well as a security risk for the children.
Thank you for your cooperation.