Its not news that President Muhammad Buhari and Fela Anikulapo Kuti have history back when the military regime was still at hand. It was believed that the currency-trafficking charge brought against Fela was trumped-up and politically-motivated as Gen. Buhari was the federal commissioner (minister) for petroleum during Obasanjo’s government when N2.8 billion ‘oil money’ was reportedly missing, which Fela sang about in Army Arrangement.
Buhari’s government eventually charged Fela for currency-trafficking offenses, found him guilty and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. He only regained his freedom when Buhari’s successor, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida granted him pardon two years later.
Due to this, Fela’s musician son Seun Kuti has since attacked Buhari, saying: “For you to jail that man you must be inherently evil.”
Yesterday, long time ‘Rapper’ Eedris Abdulkareem dropped a bomb on us at the Felabration 2015 during his performance. He said ‘In 1976, na buhari kill Fela, na the same old people dey rule us’. Watch the video below…