Seun Kuti, the Grammy-nominated afrobeat artist, has slammed Olusegun Obasanjo.
He asserted that Obsanjo, a former Head of State, while serving as Nigeria’s military ruler between 1975 and 1979 was a stooge of Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, and a loyalist of then-US president, Jimmy Carter.
He stated this in a recent interview.
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According to him, the invasion of his late father and afrobeat pioneer, Fela’s Kalakuta abode on the 18th of February 1977 by Nigerian soldiers was influenced by the United States.
He explained that the attack was primarily targeted at his late grandmother, Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome Kuti because of her socialist stance during the cold war.
Kuti said his grandmother was thrown out of the window during the invasion of Kalakuta by over 1000 soldiers.
He said, “I believe also like because 1977 this was in the height of the cold war. And she was Africa’s only surviving leading socialist at that time with any kind of real political power and clout. So, I think the attack was really 30 percent on Fela and 7p percent on her because [Olusegun] Obasanjo was really a CIA stooge. He was really a Jimmy Carter’s boy.
“I think that woman [Fumilayo Ransome Kuti] was really the target because why would you throw a seventeen-something-year-old woman? How could she be resisting that you need to throw a seventeen-something-year-old woman out of the window if you have not been told by some superiors that you have to do that?”.
Kuti added that his grandmother never recovered from the injuries sustained from the attack.