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BN Bytes: Seun Kuti Revolts! The Afrobeat Artist Cut Short His Performance when Security Stopped Fans from Dancing



Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Afrobeat legend, the late Fela Kuti, was scheduled to perform as the headline act on 25th July, 2012, the last night of the music showcase during the New world Nigeria event holding in Stratford, London.

Due to organizational discrepancies, not his fault, the renowned saxophonist begun his hour long set almost an hour later than scheduled. Even though, from the minute his performances started, his adoring fans got up to dance but were quickly asked to sit down by the security.

Noticing the situation, Seun Kuti spoke out, saying that if his fans couldn’t dance, then he would no longer perform. As such, his already delayed performance was further cut short, getting his fans riled up and ending the night in shambles.

Factory78 brings us the exclusive footage of the situation, reactions from the fans and what Seun Kuti himself had to say about the situation.

Check on it.

Also, here are performances from the Choc Boiz – Ice Prince, Brymo and Jesse Jagz, alongside DJ Edu and DJ Neptizzle, at Africa Utopia 2012 in  Southbank Centre.

Check on it.

Source: blog.afropop | Factory78

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  1. IMO

    July 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I see lots of ‘suits n cases’ coming up…. I like Seun’s composed response….they shld make dat company pay- Nonsense!!!!

  2. Chattyzee

    July 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    At the end of the day, it was the fans’ loss: money, time and no performance by seun kuti.

  3. Iyosi

    July 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    The security guards were just ridiculous, and the audacity of one security guard to walk onto the stage and exchange words with Seun…

  4. Asking Questions

    July 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Blame those that packaged the event..

  5. hmmm

    July 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Yes that is London for you, no African Time, Nigerians should get their acts together when they go off their shores to organise events. Ise ile ni won de o de smh

  6. Ajoke

    July 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

    How upsetting! Good job Factory78 on the coverage, luh y’all!

    • venus

      July 27, 2012 at 10:09 am

      What is with the presenter’s ‘phune’ tho….sighs…

    • venus

      July 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

      hahaha, ”bouncer went to tell Seun not to perform, what an insult”…lol….He was just doing his job…abi bouncer no be work?

  7. Laila Ikeji

    July 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I really love Seun’s stopping the show. realy! hw do you expect smone to not dance at a seun kuti concert. seeing those hs dancers bumbum alone will make you want to shake ur bumbum too to kp ur man. Haba!! they knew d building was too old and they booked it.

  8. melzy

    July 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

    @hmmmmm,y are u talkin bout african tyme here?

  9. venus

    July 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Am i d only one that thinks iCE prince is hawt….He can like to gerrit……:*

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