Seun Kuti has taken a stance against Nigerians who expect him to join the chorus of criticism against Naira Marley following the death of his former protege, Mohbad.

Seun Kuti stressed the importance of Nigerians acknowledging their role in the country’s problems, including those within the entertainment industry.

He pointed out that many of the Nigerians currently expressing outrage over Mohbad’s death are the same individuals who idolize the gangster lifestyle and try to emulate African Americans.

Seun Kuti emphasized that Nigerians are the ones fervently following celebrities who promote violent lifestyles.

“You’re the ones that follow them online,” Seun Kuti remarked. “Go and look at their Instagram, filled with followers. You’re the ones that support them.”

He also called out Nigerians who produce violent music and wear diamond chains.

“We even want to become like African Americans. You wear chains around your neck like fools, just like your ancestors wore chains as slaves that were dragged around.

“Every diamond on the chains they wear carries the blood of your Congolese and Liberian brothers, who were killed by the millions for these diamonds.”

Seun Kuti also addressed claims that he is afraid of Lagos socialite Sam Larry, which is why he hasn’t commented on Mohbad’s death and the allegations that Sam Larry assaulted the late singer multiple times.

“Who is Sam Larry? Who is he?” Seun asked. “I don’t know him from anywhere. I’ve never seen him. I’ve never been in the same circle as him. I don’t share anything with such people. I don’t know them, and nothing can ever bring us together because I don’t resonate with their spirit.”

He continued, “I don’t align with that kind of mindset, but all of you align with it, and now you want to complain.”