Grammy-nominated Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has said that his great grand father started the Anglican Church in Nigeria.
The Kuti’s great grandfather and grandfather, Josiah Ransome-Kuti and Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, respectively, were Anglican ministers in colonial Nigeria.
However, Kuti said that despite his family’s deep roots in spreading Christianity in Nigeria, he is not a follower of the religion.
Kuti disclosed this during an interview in the latest episode of the Spill With Phyna podcast.
The singer announced that he is a “juju” worshipper and urged other Africans to return to traditional religions.
He said, “It was my family that started Anglican side of Christianity in this country, if you look back at it. We are among the pioneers. So, we’ve been there, we’ve done that and we’ve moved on. And we hope Africans can follow suit .