He talks Black Lives Matter, Afrobeat in mainstream music, Lauryn Hill and Fela.
Seun Kuti‘s world wide acclaim is getting wider and wider as he was on Diddy’s Revolt TV to discuss his music, Afrobeat, Black Lives Matter and so many other things.
He lets his stand on the variant tag that Nigerian pop music is being called these days. ‘It’s pop music. I don’t think this is Afrobeat. It doesn’t stand for Afrobeat. It’s not Afrobeat in any way, shape, or form, in terms of composition, in terms of arrangement, in terms of message. It’s pop music.’
He also touched on the Black Lives Matter movement. ‘I like the concept, but I feel like it’s waiting for validation. It wants white people to understand that we matter. No. You don’t make anybody understand that you matter; people have to know. You have to assert it…. You’re not asking. Stop asking. Stop trying to make people see reason. People that hate you will never see reason. They will never understand until they have to understand.’
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