Singer, Seun Kuti said there is nothing to celebrate on the 61st independence anniversary of Nigeria.
Popular afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti said that Nigeria’s 61 anniversary calls for a sober reflection because there is nothing to celebrate about the nation.
Seun Kuti this in a statement on Friday while congratulating Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 61st Independence anniversary.
The singer lamented that Nigeria is near collapse as the high level of hunger, insecurity, unemployment and corruption is ‘worrisome’,
Comparing the poverty level between 1960 to 2021, Kuti described Nigeria as the old giant of Africa that has become the poverty capital of the world.
He further called on Nigerians who are eligible to vote to participate in the forthcoming 2023 election in order to make the country great again.
Seun Kuti Speaks On Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary
He said, “It is fitting to bring you all warm solidarity greetings as we celebrate the 61st anniversary of our dear nation! Even though there is nothing to celebrate, owing to the near-collapse in the state of our dear nation.
“With the worrisome level of hunger, insecurity, high rate of unemployment, and wanton looting, the celebration of today’s anniversary calls for a sober reflection and the need to re-organise ourselves to get involved in the democratic process with the view to set the nation on the road to recovery.
“The decision to get Nigeria working from this moribund and mechanistic level is in our ‘thumbs’ and it is neither in the bombs nor bullets. The Movement of The People has now given every Nigerian of voting age the political platform to choose credible leaders across the 36 States and 774 local governments of the federation.
“In 1960, the poverty level was at 15 per cent, but today, the poverty level is 50 per cent, thereby making the Giant of Africa the poverty capital of the world. In Fela Anikulapo’s voice, ‘as time de go things just de bad, poor man de cry’. May the Legendary Abami Eda’s soul continue to rest in peace!
“The ongoing voter’s registration exercise is the starting point and all eligible Nigerians must get their voters card as the 2023 election has given us an ample opportunity as a people to collectively unite using the M.O.P as a platform to dislodge dealers called leaders.”
Meanwhile, Bella Shmurda urged Nigerians to accept the country with it flaws because there’s nothing they can do to change the fact that they are Nigerians.
“The Eagle Has Landed” – Bryann Receives Luxury SUV From Cubana Chief Priest [Video]
A former Big Brother Naija housemate, Brian Chukwuebuka Chiji, better known as Bryann has taken delivery of a brand-new SUV...
House Of Reps Threaten To Arrest CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Over ‘Naira Notes Swap’
The House of Representatives has threatened to issue warrants of arrest for the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria...
ICPC Re-Arrests Former JAMB Registrar, Dibu Ojerinde
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has re-arrested the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and...
Actress Regina Daniels Shocked As Husband, Ned Nwoko Credits Her Account With $100,000
Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels has expressed shock after her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko, credited her bank account with $100,000. Sharing...
159 Nigerians Renounced Their Citizenship In 2022 – FG
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shuaib Belgore has revealed that about 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenships...
Portable Shower Praises On His First Wife After Catching Second Wife Cheating On Him
Controversial singer, Portable has taken to social media to shower praises on his first wife, Zainab, who he described as...
Bullion Vans Sighted In Tinubu’s House Missed Its Way And Arrived There – Ayodele Adewale
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ayodele Adewale, has spoken about the bullion vans spotted at the home...
Many Feared Dead As Orange Fuel Station Explodes In Abuja
A petrol station, Orange fuel Station in Dei Dei Area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has exploded. Orange Fuel...
“You Can Have Him, He’s A Liar And Cheater” – Ryan Taylor’s Ex-Girlfriend, Fiona Michelle Tells DJ Cuppy [Video]
UK influencer, Fiona Michelle says her ex-boyfriend and boxer, Ryan Taylor, who is now dating a Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Cuppy,...
PHOTOS: Olusegun Obasanjo, Kayode Fayemi Visit Nyesom Wike
Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and former Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, visited the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom...