Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Fela Kuti, the pioneer of Afrobeat music, recently spoke out about an incident that almost destroyed him.
Seun Kuti recently shared details of a time in his life when his career was on the verge of extinction due to his widely publicized clash with Nigerian police. Along with endangering his job, the episode also resulted in his arrest.
The catalyst for the entire situation was a bad run-in with the Nigerian police, Seun Kuti found himself hitting a police officer on the face after a heated argument turned physical in an effort to protect himself and his family.
However, what he might have thought was an act of self-defense ended up having far-reaching effects that he could never have predicted.
Surprisingly, Netizens and Nigerians defended the behavior of the police officers, instead of offering their compassion and support to the singer.
According to Seun Kuti, in the days and weeks that followed, he struggled to escape the situation after being arrested in his own home .
Seun Kuti detailed the severity of the crises he experienced during this time in a live video. He revealed that he had been dangerously near to having the incident end his career.