Popular Afrobeats singer, Seun Kuti has accused Nigerians of almost destroying his career following his altercation with a police officer.
Recall that Seun was arraigned before the Lagos State magistrate’s court and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), in Panti, Yaba, for allegedly assaulting a police officer on Third Mainland Bridge in May 2023.
The singer was captured in a viral video on the internet slapping a police officer after an argument got out of hand and felt the need to defend himself and his family.
Discussing the extent of the crisis he faced during this period, Seun Kuti in an Instagram live video, stated that he came really close to losing his entire career as a result of the incident.
“I’m tired of seeing my name everywhere attached to Sam Larry, Naira Marley, arrest or no arrest, police or no police. I’m really tired and I don’t want you guys to join me in your issues.
“That was how una used una mouth nearly spoil my life, nearly destroying my career with una yeye keypad and computer. I missed five or six big shows this summer just because I defended my life and the life of my family. For that reason Nigerians wanted my life to be ended, for me to be destroyed and no body cared.
“Nigeria Police suddenly became an innocent and peaceful force on earth. And Seun became the mad person that left his house looking for police to quarrel with. That was the picture you people painted about me then.”