Chocolate City releases press statement over the Femi Kuti paternity story

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According to the music label, reports of the paternity
scandal are false.
Last week, it was reported that Femi Kuti was involved
in a paternity scandal which involved him discovering
that two of his kids weren’t his. »
The story was gotten from an interview originally
published by Encomium Magazine. In the interview
Femi Kuti allegedly said that he returned the kids back
to their mothers.
Chocolate City, the record label that signed the Grammy
award nominated singer to a management deal last
earlier this month have released a press release
concerning the story.
According to the press release the story of the paternity
scandal is totally false. “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” read the statement.
The press release went on to further state that Femi
Kuti is a responsible father who is private about his
family life. “Femi Kuti is a loving and responsible father
who takes the privacy of his children very seriously .”
You can read the entire press release below;
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON PURPORTED RECENT
PATERNITY SCANDAL INVOLVING AFROBEAT LEGEND
FEMI KUTI
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.

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