Seun Kuti follows in Fela’s footsteps, advocates for #naijaresistance

Afrobeats musician and activist Seun Kuti has advocated a new option for Nigerians not satisfied with confronting governance issues in the country via protests.
“You see I have done the protest thing and realized that it just makes people rich and some kids of the elites who are benefitting from our pain can absolve themselves of guilt,” Seun, the fiery son of Fela Kuti, who comes from a line of famous activists, said over the weekend on his Facebook page.
“You see everyone can protest but not everyone can RESIST. I give u #naijaresistance. It’s not a one day thing and we don’t have to gather to make it happen. It’s broad and takes coaching and we will give it but it’s powerful because anywhere y(ou) are (yo)u can RESIST.
Slamming lawyers, bankers and even educationists as collaborators of elites who are responsible for Nigeria’s economic woes, he advised Nigerian youths to ‘resist this class.’
“I can’t say the lawyers hate Nigerians but I know their collaboration with the elites (many of them a part of the class as well) and public officials (many of them part of this class as well) proves to me that they do,” he wrote.
“The best lawyers in Nigeria defend criminality and cooperate interests. If Deziani can’t be arrested or tried today look no further than the Nigerian judiciary and legal profession for the answer. As the youths we must resist this class.”
Having similar words for bankers for refusing loans to the “common man” and educationists that teach “us self hate and instils a certain pride in ignorance upon us,” he called for resistance.
Seun also promised his fans to share tips on how to resists such ‘institutions’ and “bring about the best in us as a people” on his Facebook and Twitter pages.
While Seun did not partake of the recent One Voice protest against bad governance in Nigeria, in which the poster boy of the protest, 2Baba, chickened out of at the last minute, he actively participated in the fuel subsidy protests of 2012.

Sebastiane Ebatamehi

I am a Writer and Online Publicist, destined to give a voice to the silent echoes and hush whispers that are seldom heard

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