Seun Kuti explains clash with partygoers who blocked house entrance

Seun Kuti

Musician Seun Kuti has denied pulling a gun at a man during a clash with partygoers who blocked the entrance of his home on Saturday on Akin Osinyemi Street, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

Seun was called out by party goers on Twitter. A woman identified as Temitayo Ayetoto who describes herself as an investigative journalism enthusiast alleged in a Twitter thread that Seun threatened a man with a gun.

“It was abt 7pm when I decided to stroll out of the Lagos Facebook Hangout party held at 16, Akin Osinyemi Street, off Allen Ave, Ikeja. Outside the building where I stood, I couldn’t help but shift attention to the man in an armless top & slightly over the knee trouser, raging.

“He was mad that the party attendees littered the street where he obviously lives with their cars – a genuine concern (his gate was affected). There was a resident stranded in his car trying to access his compound but couldn’t.

“Kuti’s fury leaped & began to ridicule the guy who block the access. Whether the guy knew or not that it was Kuti, he screamed back, asking him to take things easy before he leaves,” she wrote.

Ayetoto added that Seun and three others who were with him attacked the man and forced him to move his car.

“Kuti continued to rage at other car owners until one of the organisers, MM, showed up. In the middle of the effort to pacify, one of the bouncers told Kuti to calm down…Next thing again, Kuti’s thugs rushed at the bouncer for such effontery. That’s where the party scattered.

“This time around Kuti went into his compound and brought out a SHORT BLACK GUN! He was attempting to cork it but paused again… I called my friend that we needed to leave immediately,” she wrote.

Ayetoto said she was disappointed at Kuti, adding: “Seeing him in the movie ‘Citation’ & how he found his voice during #EndSarsProtests reinforces the feeling that things aren’t what they seem. KUTI was a thug to behold.”

However, addressing the issue on Sunday in an Instagram Live session, Seun said he did not need to pull guns on the party goers.

He lamented how investors had taken over the residential area to turn it into a commercial area.

“As I was inside my car, their bouncer came and threatened my life. He said ‘No be you be Seun Kuti. Me I dey come (Afrika) Shrine well well I go treat your f** up’. So I should let him kill me? That’s when the fight started and we didn’t need to pull guns on anybody. We fought them with our bare hands,” he said.

The 37-year-old said he does not play the victim and would not be victimised.

Seun later confirmed that there were gunshots in the area. He said that if he were to be taken to the authorities, the police must come with an arrest warrant.