The difficulties Yetunde Kuti, the spouse of Nigerian artist Seun Kuti, had while choosing to wed into the Kuti family, have been made public.
Yetunde discusses the worries and misunderstandings in her family in an interview with Yourviewtvc.
The singer’s wife said that she married the singer in spite of her family’s disapproval of her union with Seun Kuti.
Yetunde Kuti discusses her marriage to Seun Kuti and the prejudices her family has about it.
In the course of the conversation, However, she revealed that her family’s perception of her spouse stemmed from the polygamous background of Seun’s father, Fela Kuti.
She claims that her family forewarned her, using comparisons to Fela Kuti’s marriages, that if she married Seun Kuti, she would become just one of his 35 wives.
Yetunde stressed that she made the decision to dispel popular myths and prejudices about marriage in spite of the warnings.
According to her
I have always had the idea of not wanting to be married, and my family was expecting me not to get married, especially to Seun. I grew up with people whose marriages were not stable and looked at it from their perspective, and I realized that everybody has their own reasons why their marriages didn’t work, and people can’t just continue like that.”
“There’s a sacrifice that one has to make, but some people don’t want to make the sacrifice. My family said my life would end if I married Seun Kuti and that I would just be one of his 35 wives. They said his father married many wives and that he would marry more than him.”