Son of late Fela Kuti and Afrobeats musician, Seun Kuti has claimed that Nigerians almost destroyed his career after he assaulted a police officer.
In May 2023, a video which went viral captured him slapping a uniformed officer said to be the security escort attached to his family.
Seun was furious at the man for bashing the rear bumper of the car his family was driving in, and this led to him laying hands on the personnel. The singer was consequently arrested and arraigned before the Lagos State magistrate’s court.
Recalling the ordeal that followed that day, Seun Kuti in an Instagram live video said he missed about six huge shows because he defended his family.
In his words; “I’m tired of seeing my name everywhere attached to Sam Larry, Naira Marley, arrest or no arrest, police or no police. I’m really tired and I don’t want you guys to join me in your issues.
“That was how una used una mouth nearly spoil my life, nearly destroying my career with una yeye keypad and computer. I missed five or six big shows this summer just because I defended my life and the life of my family. For that reason Nigerians wanted my life to be ended, for me to be destroyed and no body cared.
“Nigeria Police suddenly became an innocent and peaceful force on earth. And Seun became the mad person that left his house looking for police to quarrel with. That was the picture you people painted about me then.”