This is authoritative. Made, Femi Kuti’s eldest child and son has joined his Positive Force band.
The Afrobeat superstar personally announced this via his FB page, and below is exactly how he put it: ‘Omorinmade (my Son) “now a proud member of my band ” and I leaving tonight with the positive force band to Belgrade to perform with the philamonic orchestra and Paris [email protected] @yeniakuti @theo_lawson’.
Made is the only child between Femi and his estranged wife, Funke. Interestingly, Made is joining his father’s band just like Femi also did, by joining his own father, Fela’s Egypt 80 band, decades ago.
Femi’s mother, however, never danced in Fela’s band unlike Funke who at some point was a dancer in her husband’s band.
The internationally acclaimed Afrobeat brand of music was created by Fela. Femi later got involved and even upped the game with his Grammy Awards nominations. Now, Made has been ‘initiated’.