The Star (Nairobi)

1 February 2013

Kenya: Seun Talks Nairobi Visit, Politics and Legendary Father

Seun Kuti the son of the legendary Femi Kuti is in Nairobi for "private business". The Nigerian musician spoke to Word Is about his stay in Nairobi and meeting Kenyan artistes.

Seun said, "I'm in Nairobi just hanging out, I have done a radio interview and met some Kenyan artistes like Aaron Rimbui, Just A Band, Muthoni Ndonga and Grandmaster Masese."

Seun who is known for his activism was however very edgy about revealing why he was in the country.

Beside that, the Afro-beat star had some advice for the Kenyan youth this election year. He said, "As we all know democracy is hard (to achieve and practice). You need to participate by voting. Protect your vote because it is all that you have."

Seun was very vocal during the Occupy Nigeria Movement that was in response to the fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government of President Goodluck Jonathan in January 2012.

He said, "I guess it was a success because we curbed the exercise. We made the government reallise that people have to be treated with consideration."

Seun reminisced about growing up with his iconic father. "Growing up with my dad was memorable in so many ways. By the time I was born his activism days were behind him. I remember he was a good story teller."

Seun jetted out of Nairobi yesterday evening.

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