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Seun Kuti: Violence Against Women is not African

Afrobeat musician Oluwaseun Anikulapo Kuti, simply called Seun Kuti, has decried linking violence against women and children to the African culture.

Kuti has been outspoken on the recent death of the late gospel singer Osinachi, who allegedly suffered domestic violence and was killed by her husband. 

In a recent Instagram post, Seun Kuti expressed his outrage at people whose excuses of being vile at their wives and children is because they are African.

Seun Kuti Berates Violence

The 39-year-old old added that they justify discrimination against certain groups in society but have their origins in “European Abrahamic proverbs.”

“There is no part of African culture that encourages violence against women and children. ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’, ‘A woman’s place is in the kitchen’, are European Abrahamic proverbs. What is the African version?” he wrote

Seun Kuti added in his caption“You aren’t African except in location! You don’t practice anything African except the small language you speak! Your holy land is Jerusalem and Mecca! Your most valuable possessions are your European thoughts and things!

“But as soon as you want to break your equally European wife and child, you claim African.” 

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