CONTRARY to the tale making the rounds, Funke, the estranged wife of Afrobeat icon, Femi Kuti, has denied being the lesbian partner of rap artist, Olusola Idowu, better known and addressed as Weird MC.
Speaking with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Friday, September 10, 2010, the mother of late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s first grandson, Made, described the publication as libelous.
“I also read the story in the magazine, that Weird MC and I are lesbians. It’s a damaging report on my person; yet they did not reach me before they published it. At least, to get my comment. In fact, I don’t think they were interested in my comment at all. Can you imagine that they sent a text message to Weird and instead of them to ask her for her view or comment, they rather goaded her, saying they could discuss it with her rather than go to the press.” We later sent Weird a text message, but got no response.
Weird MC, it would be recalled, once confessed to a UK magazine that she is a lesbian. And since she came back to Nigeria in 2005, she has been romantically linked with some of her colleagues, including Kween Onakala, Goldie and Bunmi Sanya. Now, her manager, Funke Kuti’s name has been added to it, Still bitter, Funke told us: “I am determined to treat them like scapegoats for others, who spoil people’s reputation unnecessarily. Weird MC and I are suing them. My lawyers are already putting the papers together. I will keep you informed as events unfold,” she concluded.
This story was first published in Encomium Weekly on Tuesday, September 21, 2010