Afrobeat artist, Seun Kuti has come to the defense of Mohbad’s father, whose son’s hasty burial sparked criticism on social media following the late singer’s controversial passing on September 12, 2023.
Lat singer’s father faced backlash after his son was laid to rest on September 13, 2023, with many fans questioning the apparent lack of proper preparations and investigations into the circumstances of the singer’s death.
In a recent interview on Nedu’s Thehonestbunch podcast, Seun Kuti addressed the criticism surrounding Mohbad’s funeral, asserting that the negative sentiment directed at the deceased’s father was largely driven by poverty-related biases.
He questioned the unfairness of the allegations against Mohbad’s father and the assumption that he played a role in his son’s untimely demise.
Seun Kuti concluded by urging compassion and empathy in the face of tragedy, noting that rather than vilifying Mohbad’s father, society should offer support and comfort to a grieving parent who has just lost a child.
In Seun Kuti words;
“Poverty is playing a big role in this whole Mohbad issue. People are saying Mohbad’s father killed him because he buried him early. Who will be looking at his son’s dead body for two to three days?” He queried.
Speaking in Pidgin, Kuti asked, “If na Otedola pikin die and he bury am overnight, wetin anybody go talk here? No be sey una go dey give am condolences visit for a house?
“Instead of us to be consoling the man, we are making him evil that can kill his son. Somebody that just lost his child. You like the boy pass am na hin dem dey bully the boy all these days and you no talk anything.”