On Tuesday May 24, 2016, Yeni Kuti, got a surprise marriage proposal from her longtime partner, Theo Lawason, at the Prince of Anthony Hotels (former Hotel Parisona), the same place her late dad, Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, contracted his historic marriage to 27 wives . . .
The event was a surprise party put together by Mallam Abdul Okwechime and Akin Adeoya, of the Hotels 1960, owners of the Prince of Anthony, to mark her 55th birthday.
The birthday party which saw an impromptu performance from Yeni’s younger brother and Afrobeat maestro, Femi Kuti started at 7pm with an emotional outburst from the guest of honour, Yeni, upon walking into a hall full of family and friends waiting to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her.
All day long she had thought Theo Lawson, her fiancée was taking her on a get-away, to a place where no one would disturb them.
When Theo finally picked her up at the New Afrika Shrine, after her program ‘Your View,’ on TVC, it was indeed to a serene hotel in Anthony Village, Prince of Anthony.
Yeni was married to Femi Segun, a veteran broadcaster, who died a few years ago from injuries he sustained from a bike accident. Their union is blessed with a daughter, Rolari.