Grammy-nominated afrobeat musician Seun Kuti has described his recent assault on a police officer that landed him in prison as a mere “misdemeanour charge.”
The singer stated this during an Instagram live session with fans recently.
Slamming those attacking him on social media over his assault on a police officer, Kuti said he was aware of Nigerian celebrities with felony charges, but fans never criticised them the way they did him.
He said, instead, fans celebrate and defend those criminal celebrities on social media.
He said: “I know at least three celebrities in Nigeria who have felony charges. Mine is a misdemeanour charge. Whether they talk as if heaven is falling and thunder is crashing, my charge is still a misdemeanour. If we are going to be just, assaulting a police officer is a misdemeanour. That is the charge I have.
“But felony charges—fraud, assault, rape—you people come online, and you fight for these people with felony charges. Real criminals.”
Kuti said someday he would rent the National Stadium for one week to apologise to Nigerians for any crime he might have committed against them.
Recall Seun Kuti was last week released from the State Criminal, Investigations and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, after spending eight days in detention for assaulting a police officer in a viral video.
BBNaija All Stars: Meet The Six Finalists
Big Brother Naija All Stars edition has entered its ultimate week with six finalists set to have a go at the N120m grand prize.
The finalists for this season’s edition include: Ilebaye, Mercy, Cee C, Cross, Adekunle and Pere.
During the Sunday live eviction show, Venita, Soma and Angel were the housemates evicted to leave the show with its finalists from which the winner of the edition would emerge.
Recall the show started with 20 housemates and later saw 4 new housemates joining them.
The show will finally come to an end on October 1, 2023.
Show host, Ebuka, on Sunday night however announced that already voting has commenced immediately to determine the winner of mega N120 million mega prize.
Venita, Soma, Angel Evicted From BBNaija All Stars
Housemates Venita Akpofure, Soma and Angel have been evicted from the Big Brother Naija All Stars edition.
The show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced the eviction on Sunday.
Housemates up for possible eviction for the week were: Adekunle, Pere, Venita, Soma and Angel.
Pere and Adekunle managed to scale through as they joined CeeC, Mercy, Ilebaye and Cross who had already been confirmed as finalists for this year’s edition.
The grand finale is slated to take place on Sunday, 1st October, 2023.
The housemates are competing for the N120 million grand prize.
Another Nollywood Actor Is Dead
Nollywood actor, singer-songwriter and filmmaker, Charles Granville, has passed away.
According to a statement by the family, the ‘Tinsel’ actor died “after a protracted illness on Thursday the 21st of September, 2023.”
The statement signed by a family member, Iyenemri Somiari Granville, added that “funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.”
Until his death, Granville chaired the Advisory Committee on Arts and Entertainment.
His filmography included ‘Last Flight To Abuja’, ‘Impossible Relationships’, ‘Dowry Man’ and a soon-to-be-released movie ‘Locked’.
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