Seun Kuti


Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti (born 11 January 1983),[1] popularly known Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, singer and the youngest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80

With his family, Seun was driving through the Third Mainland Bridge, away from downtown Lagos. We were told that suddenly, the police vehicle hit Seun’s car. The Police vehicle sped off. Seun caught up, engaged the police. He then used his hand to hit the police. I watched the clip. Some Nigerians have jumped into conclusion: Seun should be roasted. He should go to jail. On a WhatsApp group, I read one disgraceful comment by someone who said for standing for Seun, Femi Falana, our icon in public defence ‘should go to hell’ and I asked him if he was aware of how Falana had saved many Nigerians from hell on earth and if he would be the Maigard at the entrance gate of hell. The rage is a rainbow of many interests: It is time to deal with Seun for his stand during the February 25 Presidential election; it is time to feast on a family ceaselessly hunted by a corrupt system in a state known for its timeless tradition of bully, intimidation and despotism. Some don’t even conceive of the need for a trial. They sought immediate justice, if possible by the police.

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