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Seun Kuti to Burna Boy: “Fela Kuti Never Wore Pants on Stage”



Seun Kuti & Burna Boy - October 2013 - BellaNaija

If you were not a fan of Burna Boy paying homage to Fela Kuti by stripping down to his pants, then you are not alone. (ICYMI click here to read)

The son of the late music legend Seun Kuti who is also an accomplished musician, shared his views on the infamous move.

Hip TV is reporting that Seun took to his BB to share that “Fela Kuti never wore pants on stage“.

The message read “Nna na wa o. I am bald for Christ sake and Fela never wore pants on stage. Tell Burna Boy that!!”.

Ouch, that’s got to hurt.

Check it out!


  1. oma

    October 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    HIAAN!!!!!! wth?

  2. Abiola

    October 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    oh lawd….lol

  3. nonye

    October 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Seun ain’t even lying! Fela wore pant in his living room. We know that because he would meet journalists and allow pictures of him to taken that way during his interviews.

  4. slice

    October 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    taking the high road would have been better. his father was
    all about freedom of expression. if this is how this young man
    chose to express himself, Seun should just have let it be.

    • lily

      October 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      no doubt freedom of expression was wat fela preached, burna boy made it seems like fela wore pants on stage

    • slice

      October 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      if Fela wore pants in front of the camera, wearing it on stage is not a stretch. I’ve seen Fela in pants and never saw him in real life so wetin be the big deal

    • Iwari

      October 26, 2013 at 5:40 am

      freedom of expression yes, burna boy can express himself
      any way he wants so can seun. freedom of expression doesn’t just
      apply to one party it applies to both parties.

    • slice

      October 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Seun is free to say whatever I wants. I’m only suggesting it would have seemed more mature for him to leave it alone.

  5. DAMMY

    October 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    yes we knw Fela never wore pant on stage but Burna boy is just trying to honour him by performing with pant on stage…..Seun shudnt ave said anything in respect of this jare..

    • nonye

      October 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      honour someone by “wearing pant”?…

      Hear ye! Hear ye! Anyone wishing to honour me should please do so fully clothed! Infact wear full traditional regal attire – complete aso oke and/or george wrapper with gele. Many thanks

    • Tuu

      October 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      But you are not fela,i’m sure if Fela was alive to see dis,he’ld feel honoured,i’m not saying its right but that was the type of person Fela was,he was very controversial,and i wonder why this is raising a lot of controversy sef,you see ladies performing half naked on stage for our so-called male artistes and no1 sees anytin wrong with it,Oh!so its we ladies that deserve to be seen naked abi?issorait

  6. sandra

    October 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Burna Boy dey try sha

  7. otunba seun

    October 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Burna boy is expressing himself ni jor,let the guy be,if fela never came on stage with pants then burnaboy is the first

  8. jbabe

    October 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    this is a youtube video of Fela performing in his underwear!!!!!

    • nonye

      October 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      hmmmm…. looked like a practice session at his home as part of an interview for a documentary, not a full stage performance

    • lily

      October 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      u get time ooo

  9. koks

    October 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    What were those things Fela wore on stage? Drawers or dross?

  10. george

    October 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    That seun should shut his mouth up with is failed career. Burna boy is real. I love him.

    • biodun caston-dada

      October 26, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      Just to correct you, Seun do has a flourishing music
      career. Though he’s not much into the Nigeria musicals industry. He
      has albums that are doing well to his credits and plays shows
      abroad. Pls Google about him for these and more info .

    • janey

      October 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Biodun Caston Dada of acada magazine?? ”Seun do HAS a flourishing career”? ”Nigeria musicals industry”? bet y evils na????

    • Mgbeke Mgbochie

      October 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Caston Dada I hail oh — LMAO!!!

  11. bella

    October 25, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    jbabe take you for d video…..seun kindly keep quiet n free burna

  12. bella

    October 25, 2013 at 4:16 pm


  13. M.h

    October 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    That’s rehearsal man! He never performed in his underpants, interview and rehearsal yes!

  14. emi

    October 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    @jbabe.. “Fela never wore pants ON STAGE.”

    • Waanemi

      October 25, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  15. Tee

    October 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I’m shocked!!!!!!!!!!! Nigerians are completely lost. Narrow is the road

    • Kate

      October 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      @Tee,God bless u for dat comment.1da wat our musicians r
      turning into…we no lnga see narrow anymore bt a

  16. Eve

    October 25, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Love burna boy. With clothes or without…..

  17. NAWA

    October 25, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    “Burna Boy is expressing himself ke” isn’t that what his music should be doing not his clothing (or lack there of)

  18. Bude

    October 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    y is Seun stripping? Nigga stop stripping

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      October 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      lmao…..If only you meant that as a double entendre!! pele

  19. Waanemi

    October 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm


  20. Jorge

    October 25, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Did anyone notice the crowd cheering? I think that’s what it’s about, not what Seun thinks…

    • OK

      October 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

      Crowds cheer at circus clowns/anomalies too…just a thought

  21. anon kwenu

    October 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    so when girls wear pantys its not a problem but burna boy wears it becomes an issue. Im sleep tho! #lifesapotofbeans

    • OK

      October 26, 2013 at 4:36 am

      It Is A Problem when girls wear panties…

  22. lekksite

    October 26, 2013 at 2:17 am

    it crazy tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Jane

    October 26, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Seun has a ryt 2 comment its his father. Plus burna boi jux
    used Fela as an excuse to do smtn crazy.

  24. Caro

    October 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Seun said fela never wore pants on STAGE. A stage could be
    a rehearsal stage public or private. I just watch a documentary on
    Netflix America . Oh yes fela did wear PANTS on a stage. Please
    feel free to watch the documentary Seun. Now whether it was a small
    private rehearsal he was still on stage, it was being video
    recorded so the very intelligent Fela knew that it was going to be
    viewed. Imagine how many people have seen that documentary. Perhaps
    seun lawyers should find out the exact number of viewing audience
    ,from NEtflix. Based on that Fela has indeed preformed to a greater
    audience in his under wear Now,than he ever did while alive. And
    Seun Burma boy like Fela is a great performer he knows how to get
    the crown going ,young and old

  25. Linda

    October 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I don’t care if he wore pants or not( he did) he should of
    worn a condom , that way he would still be here to pat Burma boy on
    the back and some little talentless shits wouldn’t be here

  26. Shocked One

    October 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    One person’s “honoring” can come across as disrespectful to another person. Dede corrected someone a few years ago because of this misplaced impression of Abami Eda. I know it didn’t come from a bad place but Burna just showed us how young he his. His grandpa will set him straight. Besides we all know dude musts been high on something

  27. Valyant

    October 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Funny posts …….LWKMD

  28. Valyant

    October 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    1 thing you guys don’t know. …. Burna boy had erection on stage

  29. Modella

    October 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Why the erection thou? That what I need explanation for

    • slice

      October 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      you want an explanation as to the biology of erections?? lol

  30. Lolu

    October 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Whatever, Burna Boy had good intension’s he wasn’t trying
    to mock Fela. Pls free the the guy.

  31. Mgbeke Mgbochie

    October 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    The comments on here though…. LOL!!!!

  32. patrick james angulu

    December 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    It not wat seun feels dat matters.fela is an icon nd should b celebrated wit passion.

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