Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has called out the state government over threats to shut down the Afrika Shrine over #Endsars movement meeting on the premises.
The son of late Fela Kuti had planned to host a mass meeting at the venue focused on the oppression of the government and its oppression.
Seun Kuti however noted that the government may have succeeded in shutting down the gathering but the launch of his resistance group ‘The Movement of The People’ will still hold.
Taking to Instagram, he wrote;
“So yesterday the government called my eldest sister @yeniakuti and threatened to close the shrine if I hold my event there tmr and also sent a letter to back it up.
“I respect my families decision not to hold the event as is but I will still go ahead with all the other organizations to launch THE MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE tomorrow and start our political resistance to the tyranny of this oppressive regime.
“This is a meeting, just a meeting of organizations and they are basically banning the right of association. Why are they afraid of the people organising?
“What is democratic about this act? The last time we tried to launch the government quickly called curfew and this time they have used threat but you can’t stop the will of the people. #getthesax #liberationgeneration #wenodoagain #endoppression.”