Afrobeats star Seun Kuti in a recent podcast offered a fresh perspective on the perception of Nigerian politicians by the general public.
According to Seun, many people who criticize high profile people like President Bolap Tinubu might actually develop respect for them if they had the opportunity to get to know and meet them in person.
Seun made this remarks while speaking in a recent episode of Nedu’s The Honest Bunch Podcast.
Seun who appeared on the podcast as a guest, delved into his upbringing as the son of the legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Reflecting on his past, Seun recounted his bewilderment at the negative sentiments people had towards his father, even though they perceived him as a “cool guy.”
He mused about the mystery behind this sentiment.
He said: “Growing up in Nigeria as his son, I can’t even fit into my girlfriend’s father’s house. “I will be wondering what made people not like my father?
“But I know my dad; he’s a nice person” he continued. So why does nobody like this person, exactly, People would exclaim, “Oh! He’s Fela’s son!” wherever I went. I am familiar with hardship too.”
Seun then compared his father’s experiences to those of contemporary politicians.
He believes people who criticize leaders like Tinubu might change their perspective if they had the chance to interact with them or their families.
He emphasized that they might change of they approach them especially for financial reasons.