It’s no longer news that when Nigeria Decides, allies and enemies are made. The latter has become the case of two talented musicians, Peter Okoye and Seun Kuti, who fight dirty over which presidential candidate is worthy of a vote while dragging their family and music career into the mix. It all started on February 7 when Seun Kuti joined Channels T.V. host Seun Okinbaloye on his YouTube series, Mic on Podcast and called Labour Party presidential flag bearer Peter Obi, an opportunist. According to the youngest son of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Peter Obi is a political prostitute who only switched to Labour Party because he lost the PDP primaries.
But the one-time Grammy nominee didn’t stop there; he had to remind Nigerians of one of his late father’s songs, Trouble Sleep, Yanga Wake Am. In a follow-up video on his Instagram page, the saxophonist reiterated his stance and threw shade at Psquare. The 40-year-old singer claimed the Music Twin duo are not supporting Peter Obi because he has something better to offer. But simply because they love to cash out from the reigning politicians as they did in 2015, performing for Buhari and screaming, “said baba”. Well, well, Peter Okoye was having none of it and immediately responded in like manner.
In the space of 2 days, Mr P dragged Seun Kuti’s late father, Fela, into the beef, called Seun a struggling artist without a hit song and asked the multi-instrumentalist to remove Kuti from his name to find out if he is known in the entertainment space. Shots were absolutely fired! But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! On social media, this has degenerated into a war between the musician’s family, friends, and die-hard fans. So, stay tuned as we give you the full details of how Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye are putting each other on a blast over Peter Obi. #SeunKuti #PeterOkoye #Psquare #PeterObi