Seun Kuti, a Nigerian Afrobeat musician, has come under internet mockery when a post praising Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, for installing President Muhammadu Buhari, resurfaced.
As previously reported by The Site News, conflict erupted after the late iconic singer Fela Anikulapo’s son referred to Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State, as a “opportunist.”
Taking a swipe at Peter Obi, the singer said he is an opportunist who moved to Labour Party after losing at PDP, adding that he cannot save Nigeria.
Reacting in a post via Twitter, Peter Okoye slammed Seun, saying he is frustrated and has erased his father’s history.
Their exchanges escalated so much that Peter dragged Seun’s family, including his father Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, and nephew Made into the fray.
Seun Kuti took to his Instagram page to attack Peter Okoye and boasted of being nominated for Grammy, unlike the latter who has never been nominated.
The singer also slammed Peter for pitching his tent with both the APC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the past and performing at their campaigns for monetary gains.
Peter Okoye also replied Seun saying he is a Grammy nominee and still lives in trenches urging him to remove Fela from his name and see how he would become unpopular.
Nigerians Dig Up Old Tweet
As the social media spat continued, some Nigerians dug up a 2015 tweet where Seun praised Tinubu for bringing Buhari to power.
He tweeted: “I thank Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for bring this change. Aluta Continua.”
This earned him mockery and backlash with many saying he was praising a man who jailed his father.