Born on the 11th of January 1983, Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician and the youngest son of famous afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.
Seun who leads his father’s former band – Egypt 80 – recently opened up about the problem he has with Christianity and Islam while also revealing that he practices the traditional African religion and even engages in divination.
Explaining traditional African religion, how it works and why he doesn’t engage in public divination, Seun Kuti said;
That’s one mistake people make, they think African Gods are like their hatchet men and messenger like Jesus Christ, No, that is not the point.
The point is more about self-alignment and balancing because our life is all about the in-between.
“I do for myself, my daughter… If I have time, it’s a time thing.
I’m not like a full time babalawo that’ll just sit down waiting for people to come and see me.
On what he thinks about Nigerian pastors who make predictions, Christianity and Islam, he said;
Until Nigerian pastors can predict inflation then they can’t see anything.
They’re just joking.
What I think about spirituality is to each his own.
What I don’t like about Christianity and Islam is that they go to other people’s thing and want to destroy it and say our own is the best, your own is evil.
That is the thing about Christianity and Islam that is kind of screwed and imperialistic in nature because that is also the nature of the people that found it.
They’re the chosen people of God that have the right to go to your place and take your stuff because God says so.
Watch the full interview in the video below;