According to the singer, his father refused to send him to school just to show that he would still be successful. He labeled this one of his father’s faults despite being a great man as it was a risky thing to do.
During an interview with presenters of Your View, a popular talk show on TVC, Femi said;
“Yes Fela was great. But Fela did have faults. But one of the faults is that Fela wanted to use me as an experiment. His excuse was that I would be successful without going to school.
“And his mother, my mother, everybody, just freaked out. No! When I became successful he was like, ‘Didn’t I tell you? Me that went through that experiment I know it was very risky.”