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#KekeAndOkadaBan: Seun Kuti Berates Nigerian Professionals

Seun Kuti

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Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer Seun Kuti has joined millions of other Nigerians to react to the recent ban on the operations of Okada (motorcycles) and keke napep (tricycles) in Lagos state by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration.

Seun who is the son of the late activist and iconic singer Fela Kuti took to his Instagram page to share his thoughts on the trending issue.


In the post he shared earlier today, he berates Nigeria professionals whom he refers to as “largely oppresssors in waiting”. He expressed disappointment that while children lie dying in hospitals on the daily and police brutality is rampant, there has been no similar outrage like the one that has been expressed now that most of them “walk from bus stop to the office”. He says to them they “the worst has happened!!!”

He concluded his post by adding:

“If you wish for your children or loved ones to be Okada and Keke riders please raise up your hand! We know these ain’t jobs. We pacify those we have failed with slave labour and slave wages and we are ready to fight for them to continue slaving away!! #getthesax,.

This is not the first time the one time The Guardian Life Magazine cover subject has talked about the elites as oppressors. In his chat with The Guardian Life, he had said the message of his music contradicts the message of the elites.

At the time, he said:

“The oppressors always look to perfect oppression. They practice a system of exclusion. Back in the days, they used to be crude but they have realised that it only makes you popular. So they own everything and exclude you from it.”


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