A Chief Magistrate Court located in Yaba, Lagos, has rescheduled the arraignment of Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti to September 27, according to recent news reports. Chief Magistrate Adeola Olaunbosun, who presides over the case, was unavailable on Monday, resulting in this fourth adjournment.
Seun Kuti was apprehended following an order from the former Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, on May 13, which instructed his arrest for an alleged assault on a uniformed police officer on the Third Mainland Bridge.
In his defense, the son of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti claimed on his Instagram Story that the police officer attempted to harm him, but he chose not to file charges against him.
Seun Kuti was taken into custody, handcuffed, and subjected to investigation at the state CID in Panti, Yaba. He was subsequently released on May 23 after meeting the conditions for his bail.
Tekno Credited with Starting Afrobeat, Passing It to Davido and Others – Comedian Koffi
Nigerian comedian Koffi Idowu Nuel, popularly known as Koffi, recently asserted that singer Tekno, also known as Augustine Miles Kelechi Okechukwu, was the pioneer of Afrobeat. During a media interview with Galaxy TV, Koffi argued that Afrobeat gained global recognition only after Tekno introduced “samples and bounces” to the genre.
According to Koffi, Tekno brought Afrobeat to Nigeria and subsequently passed it on to artists like Davido, particularly after releasing his hit song “Pana.” Nevertheless, Koffi pointed out that Tekno may not have received the acknowledgment he deserved because of his health issues and limited use of social media.