People threatening to burn Afrika Shrine – Femi Kuti

Afrobeat star Femi Kuti

Afrobeat singer Femi Kuti has alleged that some people are threatening to burn down the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja over some media reports claiming he called supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi ‘zombies’.

The 60-year-old said this in a video posted on Instagram on Friday night where he insisted he never called Obi’s supporters ‘zombies’.

He said in parts, “I woke up today to insults abusing me, my family and my children, threatening that they will burn the shrine because they said I said Peter Obi’s supporters are zombies. First let’s be clear, what did I say? I said I’m too angry too sad, depressed to be Obidient. How can anybody come up with that term. I cannot be Obidient in this country, ENDSARS, killings, my grandmother was killed, my father’s house burnt and I’m supposed to be Obidient? Did I call Peter Obi supporters zombie? Did I say that? No. What does Obidient mean? I don’t like that terminology for myself and I am never going to use it. Nothing can make me to be Obidient. I’m too angry, too sad, too depressed to be. Stop threatening to burn the shrine, stop threatening my children, stop that rubbish.

“Do I support Obi? No? I support Atiku definitely not. Do I support Tinubu? Please don’t look for my trouble. How can I be supporting Tinubu? Have I ever supported any political party? Never.”

In September 2020, Femi said he refused to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) partly because President Muhammadu Buhari jailed his father.

Buhari was military head of state in 1984 when Fela was jailed on a charge of currency smuggling.