Flashback: In 1978, Fela Anikulapo Kuti Married 27 Wives In A Day (Details)
There are series of moments in our lives that we forever hold on to and remember each day of our lives. It might be the day of our graduation, the day you bought a car or a house for yourself.
To me however, there are many things have seen and heard about the history of my county, it's people and their way of life. As a Nigerian, I love my culture and the mindset and the creativity of all Nigerians.
In 1978, Fela Anikulapo Kuti took a bold step which led to his marriage with 27 female members of his band.
According to reports, it was stated that Fela got married to 27 women in one day after he asked all the ladies in his band if they would like to marry him. Fortunately, 27 of the ladies agreed to his request and he (Fela) invited traditional priests to bless the marriage.
The marriage took place in Lagos. It was also reported that many of the girls marriedfela against their parents wish. It was believed that Fela took this step in response to some critics who claimed that he (Fela) was holding his band members as captive.
What do you think of Fela? do you think any Nigerian artists of today's world can marry 27 ladies the way Fela did?
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