‘You don’t care about the riders, only about their services’ – Seun Kuti reacts to Okada/ Keke ban

Seun Kuti reacts strongly to Okada / Keke ban

Seun Kuti (birth name Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti) has reacted to the trending issue of Okada ban in Lagos, capital of Nigeria.

The Nigerian artist and musician is the youngest son of famous and legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and quite vocal and outspoken like his father. Thus, Seun Kuti cannot help but react to the Okada ban.

As the ban is on its fourth day, Seun Kuti said that some Nigerians are more concerned about the services of the Okada riders and not their overall welfare.

On his Facebook post, Seun Kuti expressed his frustrations on the general suffering of the masses and ordinary Nigerians (written as it is):

“Many of you don’t care about the man. You care about the okada he is using to carry you around!! That isn’t caring.”

He further wrote (written as it is):

“Nigerian professionals have shown their true colors again as largely oppressors in waiting. Children dying in hospital everyday they don’t care. Miseducated and undereducated children they don’t care. Police brutality, no outrage but tell them to walk from bus stop to the office oh no the worst has happened!!! If u wish for your children or loved ones to be okada and keke riders please raise up your hand! We know these ain’t jobs. We pacify those we have failed with slave labor and slave wages and we are ready to fight for them to continue slaving away!! #getthesax”