Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti recently met with American rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def).
Seun Kuti shared a picture of him with the rapper on his Instagram today (September 10). "With the brother Yasiin Bey.. Last night was off the hinges" wrote Seun Kuti.
Seun Kuti was also blessed to meet legendary drummer Tony Allen. "Knowledge with baba Tony Allen Last night " he wrote. Tony Allen was Fela Kuti's drummer from 1968 to 1979. Seun Kuti is currently on tour.
Before going on the road, Seun Kuti spoke on why marijuana should be legalized in Nigeria.
"There are doctors and scientists who believe that marijuana should be legalised. There are also lawyers, judges, and politicians who believe that the war on drugs is a false war. That is actually a war on the poor people all over the world, because poor people and rich people use drugs to be sane. But you will find that here, people are in jail more for drug use" Seun Kuti told the newspaper.
“We as Africans had no reason to ban marijuana. It was done out of the U.S. lobby, forcing our governments to ban the drug. I don’t think that the Nigerian government has ever carried out any independent research on marijuana. One of the biggest markets in the world for marijuana in the world is Israel (which is a more religious country than Nigeria). But they understand the benefits… especially the economic benefits. So much wealth can be generated from it, but that is another issue entirely" he further said.
Watch his performance in the video below.