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BN Bytes: Seun Kuti Explains Why Nigeria and the USA are both Corrupt



Seun Kuti is currently on a worldwide tour, performing from several states in the US, to the UK, Europe and some countries in Asia. While he was in the US, OkayAfricaTV made a short montage of his concert where Seun points out how Nigeria’s rulers and US Wall Street-influenced government are not too dissimilar.

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For the full OkayAfricaTV article, {click here}

Source: OkayAfricaTV

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  1. The Girl with the Yellow Tattoo

    July 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Speak your mind brother!!! The US/UK are always willing to advise corrupt countries when they are no different… Hiss

  2. The Girl with the Yellow Tattoo

    July 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm


  3. Laila Ikeji

    July 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    repping just lik hs daddy.

  4. Truth

    July 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Look, has anyone ever stated these countries are not corrupt? It is part of human nature, for every honest person with integrity, there will always be a corrupt individual irrespective of culture, colour or creed. What makes Nigeria and Africa’s case so painful is the blatant poverty that is allowed to exist — far worse than you see in the West (yes there are cases in the West but can you really compare?). I remember a story which sums it up nicely. A Nigerian and Indonesian (feel free to add another non African nationality here) were students together in Europe. A few years later the Nigerian went to visit his university friend in Indonesia who was doing well for himself. The Nigerian guy was impressed and asked how did you do it? His friend points to a brand new highway and says 30%. A few years later the Indonesian went to visit the Nigerian who was doing even better than he had been. The Indonesian was curious and asked how did you do it? The Nigerian guy points to the forest and says 100%. Nigerians like to say ‘where are your mates?’ to make a child who is performing badly wake up. So taking the ‘West’ out of the equation, Nigeria’s mates are South Korea (Samsung), Taiwan (HTC)….need I say more?

    • ladytee

      July 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! I get tired of explaining the same thing to Nigerians. Yes, Nigeria- where are your mates?

    • Princess of Zion

      July 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      hmmmm, you make sense!!

  5. olayinka

    July 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    na so bro

  6. UsaveOne

    July 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I don’t know about you, but as for me i like Seun gooooorrnnn!

  7. Tobechi Daniel

    July 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    What truth? The truth is that while these countries he mentioned are corrupt in some ways, they are NO where near Nigeria.And these aforementioned countries try their best to see corruption is greatly reduced. There is also a the checks and balances in place which puts a limit on corruption and the leaders in these countries are accountable to people. Can anyone honestly say money has not been extorted from them in one or the other for services they already pay for or are going to pay for?
    The Nigerian leaders hold themselves accountable to no one with no checks and balances in place, which is why there possibility for a First Lady to embezzle all she wants and more. His father was a better advocate than he was or can ever be.

  8. Anonymous

    July 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Say whatever you want to say about the U.S, every country has its good and bad. There’s a difference between a country that is corrupted yet still has structure and some type of development than a corrupt country that is a failed one because the level of corruption, greed, backwardness, selfishness and lack of common sense is to a higher level in Nigeria. It’s ridiculous to put these two countries in the same category because U.S follows some type of rules, laws and consequences. This is not the time to point at the U.S to say they are corrupted, this is the time to point at the failed Nigerian government who are doing nothing to move the country forward except continue to steal the money that can be used for infrastructure, security and job opportunities.

  9. songhai

    July 28, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Tobechi what is your own.Naija is corrupt so is the West.House rich and cash poor in the name of Mortgage.Poverty na poverty jor and it is a tool to control the people. Seun is deep and you have to that kind of depth to understand what is really going on.Tire of the Boju Boju business going on here.Don’t be the Devil’s advocate.

  10. Efua

    July 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Songhai, thank you.
    The only reason the US and other nations are so rich is because they have siphoned and are still siphoning the wealth of other nations, which then remain trapped in a cycle of poverty.
    Have you ever wondered why you vote and vote and nothing changes? Someone else has set the agenda ahead of time and it is not our leaders.
    There is definitely more to the economic hardship of African states than meets the eye.

  11. alexis

    July 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Efua, BINGO. Thats it! ppl dont understand that especially those that don’t live in the US.

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