Femi Kuti: ‘I knew I never wanted to be just like my father.’

But on his new album, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And that's a good thing.

By Jamilah King Jul 05, 2013

Femi Kuti caught up with Wax Poetics recently to promote his new album No Place for My Dream. The son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti told the magazine’s blog, "I was being groomed to be like my father, even in the way I dressed. That wasn’t what I wanted. I needed something more challenging. I wanted to break away."

Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t. But this new track, "Nothing to Show For It", shows that the apple clearly doesn’t fall very far from the tree. And in this case, that’s a good thing.