Yeni, the first daughter of the late Afrobeat icon, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has suggested what she thought of would be the solution to combat against corruption in Nigeria.
According to her, traditional African medicine, ‘Juju’ should be used as a device in preventing corruption in the nation.
Yeni, while talking in an interview with Classic Fm said nobody would steal money if government officials are made to swear by Ogun and other African deities instead of Holy bible and Quran.
“let them use ‘Juju’ to swear in government officials and we shall see if anyone will continue to steal our money in this nation or not.
“I'm positive that if they're made to swear by Ogun or some other fearsome African deity, there will be no more corruption,” she said.
“I believe in life after death. Also I believe that if my father has a message for me, he'll come directly to me and never go through somebody I don’t know or like. If anyone tells me that Fela has sent a message to me through him, I would inform him to ask my dad to appear to me instantly himself,” she said.
When asked if her father’s hatred for faith influenced her, she said “my choice of religion was not largely influenced by Fela.
“It isn't that my father made me to embrace it through indoctrination; I learnt and I truly believe in it. As a matter of truth, Fela’s arguments in defence of the traditional African religion were enough to persuade me.”
“When I was a young woman and I knew nothing about his dislike for what he often described as ‘foreign religions’ (Christianity and Islam), I used to go to the Braithwaites and accompany them to church on Sundays. When Fela heard of it, he warned me never to use the allowance he gave me for offering in the church. I can’t forget it,”
The retired dancer further urged Nigerians to stop being hypocrites, including that some individuals professed to be devout Christians or Muslims by day, yet sneaked out at night to consult local herbalists or diviners.
“What they're doing is wrong. It's either you belong to this or you belong to the opposite,” Yeni added.