Nigerian singer Seun Kuti has kicked against those criticising the father of the late singer Mohbad, for the hasty burial of his son.
Mohbad passed away on September 12 at the age of 27, and his burial took place just a day after his demise.
The quick burial has raised concerns among some social media users, who questioned the lack of proper arrangements and investigations before the interment.
However, Seun Kuti believes that the father is being unfairly condemned due to his economic status.
He argued that if a wealthy person had made the same decision, it would not have sparked such criticism from the public.
Seun Kuti questioned the rationale behind keeping a deceased person’s body for days, emphasising that any sane father would want to bury their deceased child promptly.
He also expressed his frustration that instead of offering condolences and support to the grieving father during this challenging time, Nigerians are criticising him solely based on his financial circumstances.
“This Mohbad issue, poverty is playing a big role in the narrative. People are saying that Mohbad’s father killed him because he buried his son early. Who would love to look at his son’s dead buried for three days?
“If it was Otedola’s child that died and he buried him overnight, what would people have said? They would have paid him a condolence visit.
“Instead of us to console the man; because he is poor, we have made him the evil that can kill his son. Someone who just lost his child. Do you like the son more than him? They’ve been bullying the boy all these days, you didn’t say anything.”
“Because Mohbad’s father is poor, we have made him the evil that can kill his child”— ? @????????????? (@OneJoblessBoy) September 25, 2023
- Seun Kuti pic.twitter.com/NfV7jJSCKT