Seun Kuti’s Unveiling of Family History and Spiritual Allegiance
Grammy-nominated Afrobeat sensation, Seun Kuti, discloses in a recent episode of the Spill With Phyna podcast that his family played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Anglican Church in Nigeria.
Despite this deep-rooted connection to Christianity through his great grandfather and grandfather, Josiah Ransome-Kuti and Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, respectively, Seun boldly declares his allegiance to traditional Juju worship.
A Family Legacy in Anglicanism
Seun Kuti acknowledges his family’s historical significance as pioneers of the Anglican side of Christianity in colonial Nigeria.
However, he asserts that his personal spiritual journey has led him away from conventional religious paths.
Personal Spiritual Path: A “Juju” Worshipper
During the podcast interview, Seun Kuti candidly states that he does not practice Christianity and identifies as a worshipper of “juju,” a traditional African religious practice.
He encourages fellow Africans to explore and return to their indigenous belief systems.
Seun Kuti’s Critique of Nigerian Footballers’ Patriotism
In a separate context, Seun Kuti voices strong opinions about the lack of patriotism among Nigerian footballers, particularly the Super Eagles.
He criticizes their commitment to national duty, pointing out their perceived lack of seriousness and dedication during international competitions.
Super Eagles’ Performance: Lack of Dedication and Discipline
Expressing disappointment in the Super Eagles’ underwhelming 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Seun Kuti condemns the players as the “least disciplined athletes.”
He challenges their excuses of financial motivation, emphasizing the need for greater commitment to national pride, irrespective of external factors.
A Call for Patriotism and Focus
Seun Kuti concludes by urging Nigerian footballers to display more patriotism, drawing attention to the focused and disciplined approach of European teams in major tournaments.
He emphasizes that, despite challenges, African athletes should prioritize representing their countries with dedication and seriousness.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn