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I won’t stop speaking my mind even if people refuse to listen to my songs – Seun Kuti

Afrobeats singer, Seun Kuti, has vowed to keep sharing his controversial opinions on topical national issues irrespective of how it affects his music career.

He stated this when he appeared as a guest on City 105.1FM, noting that people’s refusal to listen to his songs won’t make him stop being outspoken because they are ”already doing it.”

The Grammy nominated artiste also hinted that he derives his confidence from the Egypt 80 band, which he inherited from his late father and Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

I won't stop speaking my mind even if people refuse to listen to my songs - Seun Kuti

Seun boasted about Egypt 80 being Africa’s most successful band, and his important position in society as the frontman of the band.

According to the instrumentalist, the media and African award organizers were already overlooking his music, so he shares his opinions freely without fear.

Seun Kuti said; “I won’t stop speaking my mind because I’m no longer afraid of anything you’re going to do. What are you going to do? You’re not going to play my videos? Are you not already doing this? So what are you going to do?

“Even when I got nominated for the Grammys, no award organization in the whole of Africa nominated my band in any category, knowing fully well that no matter what anybody says about me, I, Seun, am the frontman for Africa’s most successful band. 54 albums. By the time I drop my next album, it will be 55 albums.

“The band that I lead is an African musical institution. If we knew what we were doing in Africa, it would go without saying that this band should be given some kind of national recognition to keep them in the forefront of the psyche of African people all over the world, to know that Africans can achieve institutions like this. But well, that is for an African who knows what he’s doing.”