We treated the police officers who broke into Seun Kuti's home like zombies, according to a sister


Seun Kuti's sister, Motunrayo, claims that the officers from the Lagos State Police who came to search her brother's home were treated humiliatingly.

the artist attacked a policeman over the weekend after he allegedly threatened to murder him and his family.

Kuti was jailed after turning himself in to the Lagos State Police Command on Monday for an investigation.

Motunrayo posted a video of their family members' treatment of the police officers who came to search Seun's home on her Instagram feed.

Seun Kuti was seen in the video standing outside his home in handcuffs while his family insisted on having the police officers examine them before allowing them entry.

When the police officers gave up, they went inside the singer's residence to do a search.

The security officers, according to Seun's sister, were ordered around like zombies.

We sef treated them like zombies, empty your pockets, stand here first, commit you show no go there side o na there my juju dey, she wrote.

Police intend to conduct a secret trial against Seun Kuti.

Omoyele Sowore, the AAC's presidential candidate, charged that Seun Kuti was being tried in secret by the Nigerian police.


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Kuti, Fela Kuti's youngest child, was born in 1983. At the age of five, he developed a passion for music, and by the time he was nine years old, he had begun performing with his father's band, Egypt 80

After Fela Kuti's passing in 1997, Seun Kuti assumed leadership of Egypt 80

The group issued an album titled Many Things in 2008. Sean Kuti & Egypt 80's debut album was made available under that name.

On their 2010 album Entren los que quieran, Calle 13's song "Todo se mueve" (Everything Moves) features him.

Seun Kuti was honored with a live performance invitation for the spending time at Industry Nite.

On Jidenna's second album, 85 to Africa, released in 2019, Kuti made an appearance as a featured guest. In June, Kuti was interviewed about pan-Africanism, his own country, and music for the Polaris series in the Visual Collaborative internet catalogue.

In Nigeria in January 2012, Occupy Nigeria rallies over President Goodluck Jonathan's policy of eliminating gasoline subsidies saw active participation from Politics Kuti. Seun Kuti rejects religion.

On Jidenna's 2019 album 85 to Africa, Kuti voiced the song's outro, which read: 

"I think the moment is right for an African-powered motorway. a route linking the Motherland with the Diaspora. a worldwide thoroughfare for Africans everywhere to re-discover the world. always keep in mind that our shared African ancestry is the only thing that black people worldwide have in common.

He oversaw the resuscitation of his father's disbanded political party, Movement of the People, in November 2020 with the goal of registering it with INEC, Nigeria's electoral body.

Private life

On December 16, 2013, Seun and his girlfriend gave birth to a girl, whom they called Ifafunmike Adara Anikulapo-Kuti.

The Celebrate Brooklyn 2011 Reception featured performances by Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80 Orchestra.

Seun Kuti's Black Times was nominated for a Grammy Award in the World Music category in 2018. He is now Fela Anikulapo Kuti's second child to be considered for this honor. due to the fact that his older brother Femi Kuti has been nominated in the same category before without winning.

Fela Anklápó Kuti, better known as Abami Eda, was a Nigerian musician, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist. He was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on October 15, 1938 and passed away on August 2, 1997. He is credited with founding the Nigerian music genre of Afrobeat, which fuses jazz and funk with West African music. He was hailed as one of Africa's "challenging and charismatic music performers" at the height of his fame.He was dubbed "a musical and sociopolitical voice" of significant global relevance by AllMusic.

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, an advocate for women's rights in Nigeria, was the father of Kuti. Following early travels overseas, he and his band Africa 70, which included drummer and musical director Tony Allen, rose to fame in Nigeria in the 1970s. During this time, he was an outspoken critic of the government.

critic and target of the military coups in Nigeria. In 1970, he established the commune known as the Kalakuta Republic, which proclaimed its independence from military administration. In a raid in 1978 that injured Kuti and his mother, the commune was demolished In 1984, the Muhammadu Buhari administration imprisoned him; nevertheless, he was freed after 20 months. He kept on performing and recording throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His son, Femi Kuti, has been in charge of his music's reissues and compilations since his passing in 1997. for the literary award. Josiah Ransome-Kuti, Kuti's paternal grandpa and Soyinka's maternal great-grandfather, is the ancestor of both of them.

Kuti was a student at Abeokuta Grammar. He was sent to London in 1958 to pursue a medical degree, but he changed his mind and enrolled in the Trinity College of Music's trumpet program instead. While there, he started the jazz and highlife fusion band Koola Lobitos.Kuti wed Remilekun (Remi) Taylor, his first wife, in 1960. They have three kids together: Femi, Yeni, and Sola. When the Federation of Nigeria gained its independence in 1963, Kuti relocated back there, resurrected Koola Lobitos, and began receiving training as a radio producer for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation. For a while, he engaged in play with Victor Olaiya and his , as well as his All-Stars.

He dubbed his music's fusion of traditional Yoruba music, Fuji music, funk, jazz, highlife, salsa, and calypso as "Afrobeat." Kuti brought the band to the US in 1969, where they spent ten months in Los Angeles. While there, he learned about the Black Power movement through Sandra Smith, a member of the Black Panther Party who is now known by the names Sandra Izsadore or Sandra Akanke Isidore. His music and political beliefs were greatly inspired by this encounter. He gave the group a new name, Nigeria 70. A promoter soon informed the Immigration and Naturalization Service that Kuti and his band were in the country illegally. The band quickly recorded an album in Los Angeles that would be called The '69 Los Angeles.


The ensemble was renamed (the) Africa '70 as the lyrical topics shifted from love to social issues after Kuti and his band returned to Nigeria.[14] He established the Kalakuta Republic, which he eventually declared autonomous from the Nigerian government. It served as a commune, recording studio, and residence for many band members.

First known as the Afro-Spot and then the Afrika Shrine, Kuti established a nightclub in the Empire Hotel where he routinely gave performances and presided over customized Yoruba traditional ceremonies in remembrance of his people's ancestral religion. Additionally, he changed his name to Anikulapo, which translates to "He who carries death in his pouch" and means: "I shall be the master of my own fate and will determine when it is time for death to take place.

me").Because he thought of the surname "Ransome" as a slave name, he ceased using it.[Reference needed]

The general populace in Nigeria and Africans were fans of Kuti's music. He made the decision to sing in Pidgin English so that listeners may appreciate his music throughout Africa, where there are many different local languages spoken. Even though Kuti's music had gained popularity in Nigeria and other countries, the current administration did not appreciate it, and periodic raids on the Kalakuta Republic resulted. In the recording of Ginger Baker's Stratavarious in 1972, Kuti collaborated with guitarist and singer Bobby Tench. Kuti increased his involvement with the Yoruba faith at this point.

The album Zombie, which was published by Kuti and Africa 70 in 1977, harshly condemned Nigerian military and exploited

the use of the zombie metaphor to explain the tactics of the Nigerian military. The CD was a huge hit and enraged the government, who sent 1,000 soldiers to raid the Kalakuta Republic. The first woman to drive a car in Nigeria, Kuti's elderly mother, was thrown from a window and mortally injured during the raid. Kuti was also severely beaten. Along with the destruction of Kuti's studio, equipment, and master tapes, the commune was set on fire. Kuti stated that if a commanding officer hadn't intervened when he was being assaulted, he would have been murdered. In response to the attack, Kuti took his mother's coffin to General Olusegun Obasanjo's home at the Dodan Barracks in Lagos and composed the songs "Coffin for Head of State" and "Unknown."

"Soldier," a reference to the official investigation's conclusion that the commune was destroyed by an unidentified soldier.

After the Shrine and the commune were both demolished, Kuti and his band moved into the Crossroads Hotel. He wed 27 women in 1978, many of whom were dancers, composers, and vocalists he collaborated with. In addition to commemorating the anniversary of the attack on the Kalakuta Republic, the marriage aimed to shield Kuti and his wives from the false accusations made by the authorities that Kuti was abducting women Later, he switched to a rotating method of caring for 12 women at once. Additionally, there were two concerts throughout the year. The first was in Accra, where rioting broke out during the song "Zombie," resulting in Kuti's expulsion from the city.

The second came following the Berlin Jazz Festival, when the majority of Kuti's musicians left him because of rumors that he intended to spend all of the revenues to support his presidential campaign.

Fela and his band Africa 70 gave a performance at the Berliner Jazztage in Berlin in 1978. Tony Allen, the band's leader, as well as the majority of the players, quit in protest over their pay.Since then, Lekan Animashaun of Baryton has taken over as the band's leader, while Fela has founded a new ensemble called Egypt80. To "clean up society like a mop", Kuti founded the Movement of the People (MOP) in 1979, but it immediately went dormant as a result of his conflicts with the ruling party. MOP spread Africanism and Nkrumahism.1980s and

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