Nigerians almost cost me my career for slapping policeman – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, a well-known Afrobeats musician, claims that Nigerians nearly ended his career after his incident with a police officer.

Seun was charged with attacking a police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge in May 2023 and imprisoned at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, in Panti, Yaba, following his arraignment before the Lagos State magistrate’s court.

Seun Kuti

The musician felt the need to defend himself and his family when an argument went out of hand and was shown in a viral video on the internet slapping a police officer.

In an Instagram live video where he discussed the severity of the crisis he was going through, Seun Kuti said that the incident almost cost him his entire career.


He said, “I’m tired of seeing my name everywhere attached to Sam Larry, Naira Marley, arrest or no arrest, police or no police. I’m really tired and I don’t want you guys to join me in your issues.

“That was how una used una mouth nearly spoil my life, nearly destroying my career with una yeye keypad and computer. I missed five or six big shows this summer just because I defended my life and the life of my family. For that reason, Nigerians wanted my life to be ended, for me to be destroyed and nobody cared.

“Nigeria Police suddenly became an innocent and peaceful force on earth. And Seun became the mad person that left his house looking for police to quarrel with. That was the picture you people painted about me then.”

SOURCE: Senali News Ghana

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