Chocolate City releases press statement over paternity story

According to the music label, reports of the paternity scandal are false.

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;

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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