Only Zombies Are Obedient – Femi Kuti


London born Nigerian musician, Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti popularly known as Femi Kuti has expressed his disdain for supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, insinuating that they are a group of slavish characters who, like zombies, are incapable of thinking for themselves and making their own decision.

The musician said he is a smart and independent minded person who can’t be ordered around like a zombie. Peter Obi supporters are known as “Obedience,” as zombies, he added.

Zombie was the title of a studio album released in 1976 by his late father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, when he excoriated the Nigerian soldiers as a bunch of robotic and senseless individuals. The song, which went on to be one of Fela’s greatest hits, followed a raid on his residence in Lagos at the time.

“You know what obedience means? Stand up, sit down, sit there zombie,” Kuti opined during a performance at the Shrine Thursday night in Lagos, wondering why Obi’s popularity has surged exponentially in recent months.

“How can you be Obidient in this chaos? I am not Obedient. Tell me, at 60, why am I Obedient? You said I should be Obidient, sit down, be peaceful,” he said. “Are you all okay in this country?”

Obi’s candidature has garnered grassroots support from young Nigerians who see him as a better alternative to other candidates in the 2023 contest.

Peter Obi’s campaign is propelled by a horde of young Nigerians who describe themselves as “Obedient” followers on social media

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