Afrobeats singer, Seun Kuti, has revealed why Nigerians have nothing to celebrate on Nigeria's 61st Independence Day anniversary.
Plagued with worrisome level of hunger, insecurity, unemployment and wanton looting, the singer opined that these challenges facing Nigeria calls for a sober reflection instead of celebration.
The son of Afrobeats pioneer, Fela Kuti, reminded his 241thousand Instagram followers of Thomas Sankara's famous declaration that " Our country produces enough to feed us all."
"Alas, for lack of organization, we are forced to beg for food aid. It’s this aid that instils in our spirits the attitude of beggars.”
Regardless of teh economic woes and insecurity in the country, Seun opined that “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.”
Also known as Big Bird, Seun charged the country's youth to get involved in the electoral process to chose credible leaders in the local, state and federal levels.
He continued, “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 chose credible leaders across the 36 States and 774 local government of the federation,”
“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,” he said.