Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s child, Yeni Kuti has spoken about her surprise engagement which happened on the 24th of May 2016, during her surprise birthday party.
Yeni said she never knew about the surprise party, neither did she know that her man of 9 years will propose to her.
Yeni told the Entertainer,
“I was shocked! I was very happy because I didn’t see it coming at all. In fact, the surprise party blew me out of my mind; it was a double shock for me; I thank God my shock absorbers are still working.”
On if she’s is considering marriage following the engagement, Yeni said,
Not at all. The ring my partner gave me is what they call ‘a commitment ring’. He gave me his mother’s wedding ring as a commitment to the relationship. We have been together for about nine years. When I met him, he used to wear the ring around his neck, so for me, it is a big deal. Continue…
He has entrusted me with something very close to his heart. It is not like we are going to start doing wedding and all that, even though we are really committed to each other. I call him ‘my last bus stop’. If God gives us long life and says there should be another man in my life, he is the man for me and I believe I am the woman for him as well.
When he made the proposal, we didn’t know that it was going to go viral.