- Afrobeats singer Seun Kuti has commenced has finally commenced his world tour days after his release from detention
- A video showed the moment singer appeared on stage in Helsinki, Finland, amid cheers and applause from fans
- The video has left many Nigerian netizens talking as many expressed surprise about Seun having a large fan base outside the country
Nigeran Afrobeats star Seun Kuti has shared a short video from his recent performance in Helsinki, Finland.
A video Seun shared from his performance at a festival in Finland showed the moment fans screamed in excitement as he was called on stage.
Sharing the video, Seun added a caption that read:
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"The world is a village and I am the town crier. Thank you Helsinki."'
Watch the video below:
Netizens react to video from Seun Kuti's performance in Finland
Legit.ng captured some of the reactions that trailed Seun Kuti's video, see them below;
"Greatness! Some folks wanted to discredit his hard work and talent during his down moment.."
"U are entertaining the oppressor."
"You dey oyinbo land, You dey sing ololufe mi."
"It’s Nigerians that don’t appreciate him .. We do here ❤️."
"Some people are still crying because of your freedom they will cry forever ."
"omo this guy get fans ooh."
"Baba just come back begin take everywhere ❤️."
"This guy get connections oo. All those ignorant OBIDIENTS should continue hating ."
"I never loves you before! But now I love you so much more then any other artist in Nigeria ❤️❤️❤️."
"Seun no be small Artist for Europe ooo make una day play. Na naija una know no him worth ooo."
His defiance stance may be why he is loved outside the country
The video from Seun's performance in Finland caught many Nigerians surprised by the loved he received.
In a conversation with Legit.ng's Olumide Alake, Samurai Noetic, a music enthusiast on Twitter, gave possible reasons behind it.
"To be honest, I don't have a true answer for you on why Seun has been having such collaboration outside of Nigeria. Mine would purely be speculation. First, as big as he might seem outside of Nigeria, there are bigger Nigerian stars to the rest of the world than Seun is.
A lot of people under 30 in the world are unlikely to have heard of Seun. It's almost odd that Burna Boy is know more out here for sampling of Fela music than Fela's own children or grand child, Made Kuti On Seun, my guess is that he is younger than Femi and possibly relatable to those that he has been collaborating with.
Not to mention that he has that anti-establishment defiance stance that his dad carried and is now loved for outside of Nigeria. Standing up against governments takes lots of courage and in a world where more people need to stand against governments, Seun is seen as that beacon in the absence of Fela."
Seun Kuti makes changes to his Instagram page
Seun penned a short message to his legal team led by Femi Falana (SAN).
Upon his release, the late Fela Kuti's son adjusted his Instagram biography by including words related to his recent detention.