Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti has asserted that most of President Bola Tinubu’s detractors would change their minds if they met him.
The controversial performer said this on an edition of The Honest Podcast, explaining that if they got close to the president, the criticism would stop.
Seun Kuti said that as a child, he was unable to freely enter his girlfriend’s home due to the way that his late father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the founder of afrobeat, was “hated” by the public.
The instrumentalist added that most individuals who dislike politicians frequently change their minds and praise the offspring of politicians due to financial benefits.
“Being Fela’s son, growing up in Nigeria, I no even fit enter my girlfriend papa’s house. I go dey wonder say, ‘Wettin my papa sef dey do like dis wey nobody like am?’
But I know my father; he’s a cool guy. So, what’s it about this guy that nobody likes? If I go anywhere, people would be like, ‘Oh! He’s Fela’s son…’ I know that pain. But I looked at all politicians’ children; the same people who criticise Tinubu today will praise his children tomorrow because of money.
So, I understand that if you had access to Tinubu, you would love him. Your only hatred of him is your lack of access.”
Watch him speak below.