Grammy Awards nominee Seun Kuti says he wishes to be invited to join Nigerians abroad when next they want to beat up any visiting politician.
The recent attack on a popular Nigerian Senator, Ike Ekweremadu in Germany by members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), triggered Seun Kuti’s intention, when he appeared as a guest on a media platform.
Speaking further on the issue, the Afro Beat star revealed that he would be offended if an incident like that happens again and he is not invited to be part of it. He also said,
“What I would say is that next time any group of Nigerians are planning to beat up any Nigerian politician, and they don’t let me know about it, I will be very offended. That is the only thing I have to say about that because I was in Europe. The more hands, the merrier.”
On the instance whereby he is present to witness such situation, Seun Kuti said, ”The name that you want to give to your child is already in your stomach.”, using the Yoruba parable as an answer.
Seun Kuti, like his father Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is known and celebrated for his vocal skills to social issues Nigeria, is always radically ready to take up any issue, especially the one that has to do with human lives being dehumanised by government.
Seun Kuti also went further to share his views on SARS, and the duties of the policemen during another interview. He said, the special police officers are only doing what they have been ordered to do. He also stated that,
“If you think there is a problem with SARS then there is a problem with you. SARS is doing what they are paid to do, they are doing exactly what they are ordered to do. You don’t understand the attitude and psychology behind our behaviour but we all want to cry, the victim. SARS is the manifestation of our acceptance of our dehumanization. As black people, one thing we should know is that we are entitled to be everything that humanity is, especially the bad and still be considered human being. No matter what you do, you are still a human being, this is what humans do.”
Overtime, innocent Nigerians and celebrities especially, have been harassed by men of SARS.