On the 5th of November, 2014, we broke the news that Chocolate City had signed the legendary AfroBeat Musician, Femi Kuti, to its record label. The signing bore credence to the fact that Chocolate City was not just a well-structured entity but that they have a lot more to offer any African artist who is fortunate enough to end up on their roaster.
Chocolate City has now sent in an official release to FAB about the recent paternity new making the rounds on several media outlets about Femi Kuti. See below:
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.
FAB Magazine will like to plead with news agencies to respect the privacy of the singer and help secure the singers children.