“My family started Anglican Church in Nigeria but I’m juju worshipper” – Seun Kuti

In an interview on the latest episode of ‘Spill With Phyna’ on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, Nigerian singer Seun Kuti, son of the legendary Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, has shared his unconventional spiritual beliefs, revealing that he actively practices voodoo, commonly known as ‘juju,’ and does not attend church.

Seun Kuti began by discussing his family’s historical ties to Christianity in Nigeria, particularly with the Anglican denomination. Despite his family playing a crucial role in the establishment of the Anglican side of Christianity in Nigeria, Kuti disclosed that they have gradually distanced themselves from the Christian faith over time.

The 41-year-old artist expressed his desire for Africans to rethink their spiritual beliefs, urging a new perspective on spirituality. When questioned about his own religious practices, Kuti openly stated that he follows ‘juju,’ providing a glimpse into his distinctive and less conventional approach to spirituality.

In the interview, Seun Kuti delved into the complexity of his family’s religious journey, challenging established norms and encouraging a fresh examination of spiritual perspectives.

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.

“I don’t go to church. Na juju me I dey do.”