SARS brutality continues because Nigerians think it is a norm – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti

Afrobeat star, Seun Kuti, has said that SARS brutality continues because Nigerians believe it is a normal occurrence.

The 36-year-old musician explained this in an interview with Sahara Reporters.

“If you think there is a problem with SARS then there is a problem with you. SARS is doing what they are paid to do, they are doing exactly what they are ordered to do. You don’t understand the attitude and psychology behind our behaviour but we all want to cry, the victim. SARS is the manifestation of our own acceptance of our dehumanization.

“As black people, one thing we should know is that we are entitled to be everything that humanity is, especially the bad and still be considered human being. No matter what you do, you are still a human being, this is what humans do,” he said.

Seun Kuti’s comments are coming in the wake of renewed agitations against police brutality across the nation.

The murder of a football fan, Kolade Johnson, in April received widespread condemnation.

In February, Seun Kuti, lost out in the ‘World Music Award’ category to South African group, Soweto Gospel Choir, at the 2019 edition of the Grammys held on Sunday at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California.

The son of Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was nominated for his 2018 album, Black Time, released in collaboration with his band, Egypt 80.

The Soweto Gospel Choir won the category to become the most successful African group in Grammy award history.