Seems like going on rants is increasingly becoming the order of the day, as instrumentalist and singer, Seun Kuti has taken to social media to share his take on black excellence.
According to him, the concept of black excellence as enviable as it might seem has a flaw which is that it is an irresponsible concept.
Taking to Instagram, he wrote “Black excellence is vibrant, artistic athletic, intelligent, beautiful but it’s fatal flaw? It’s IRRESPONSIBLE!!! The excellent blacks forget not all Africans can be excellent and if our humanity is suddenly pegged at excellent and perfect what happens to all of us who don’t fit into this category.“Most Africans are normal, we can’t jump or run fast. We can’t sing and dance or make beautiful clothes. We are just normal people. I don’t get it? Are we saying the entire African people must strive for perfection and excellence before we are respected as humans? Moreover many of the images I see promoting this ideology is basically African people trying to ‘outwhite the whites’!!
“And many of them have white peoples name sprawled all over them and they say it’s a brand and I’m like yea, that’s what they called it when they burnt it into the skin of your ancestors also, 200 years later and u are branding urself in the name of success,” Seun Kuti wrote.Photo Credit: Instagram