2019 is liberation year, says Seun Kuti

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To usher in 2019, Afrobeats scion, Seun Kuti, in his greeting anticipated a flying year to all his fans just as he said the year is one of ‘liberation.’

Taking to his Instagram account, the singer who defines his style of music as ‘struggle sounds’ and has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the world music category expressed that ensuring freedom is a priority.

“Happy new year everyone most especially the poor and working class people of this world,” Seun, who carried his daughter on his shoulder in the picture, wrote.

“May 2019 be the year we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. Cos more than wealth and health and grace and whatever we might wish for, to truly be free and to experience life and reach our own true potential is the ultimate gift!t!! #liberationgeneration #getthesax”

In Nigeria, the general elections comes up in February and March and Seun’s message goes along the grain of the sort of activism the Kutis are known for. His father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, used his music to fight for the emancipation of the black man and raise the socio-political consciousness of Nigerians. Also, his grandmother, Mrs Funmilayo Kuti, aside being the first Nigerian woman to drive was also a advocate for women’s rights while his grandfather founded what later became the Nigeria Union of Teachers.



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