I had a chat with Seun Kuti recently and he told me a whole lot of things.
Here's one of the quotes I extracted from out interesting chat:
"The only thing I see about marijuana is that people are bolder with it these days than they used to be in the past because the Nigerian society is becoming more advanced. It’s becoming more developed. Even in Europe, the problem is that the government no longer knows what to do with ‘Igbo (marijuana).’ The consequence of using it is not so high even in the Nigerian constitution. The first time I smoked, I was in the university. I was in college in Liverpool with my Oyinbo friends. That was in 2003. That has always been a very baffling fact for me because I grew up in Kalakuta and all the while I was staying in Kalakuta, I did not smoke Igbo. In college, my Oyinbo friends were able to pressurize me into smoking Igbo and that’s why I feel peer pressure is bigger than any other pressure. Since then, it’s been a part of me."
- Seun Kuti
Seun Kuti is the son of legendary Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and he has dedicated his life to his musical career and remains a very passionate about Afrobeat music.