Nigerian music fans are having a field day as two prominent musicians, Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye, engage in a public spat. The feud started after Seun Kuti slammed Peter Okoye for performing at President Buhari’s inauguration in 2015.
Seun Kuti, the son of legendary musician Fela Kuti, has a long history of political activism and has been vocal about his views on Nigerian politics. In his latest attack on Peter Okoye, Seun Kuti accused the singer of not having a real music career and of only being famous because of his family background.
Peter Okoye, who was a member of the popular music group PSquare, hit back at Seun Kuti by saying that he is only known because of his father, Fela Kuti. The singer also accused Seun of bragging about his family background and not having a real music career.
The feud has sparked a debate on social media, with many Nigerians digging up old tweets where Seun Kuti praised Bola Tinubu for bringing Buhari into power in 2015. Tinubu is a former governor of Lagos State and is widely regarded as a political kingmaker in Nigeria.
In one of Seun Kuti’s statements he says “Na me campaign for Tinubu for 1999. I was barely 18 years. I was a fool in those days”. This has led to criticism from some quarters who accuse Seun Kuti of flip-flopping on his political beliefs and not having a clear stance on issues.
However, not everyone is taking sides in the feud between Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye. A Twitter user @jadesolar_01 commented on the spat, saying that Yoruba youths are making a fool out of themselves by supporting Peter Okoye. The user went on to say that many of these young people will regret their actions after Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, has lost the election.
The feud between Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye has sparked a heated debate on social media, with many Nigerians taking sides and expressing their views on the issue. The spat highlights the deep-rooted political and cultural tensions that exist in Nigeria and the role that music and entertainment can play in shaping public opinion.
Whether or not the feud will escalate further remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, it has certainly got people talking.
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