Famous Nigerian music artist, Seun Kuti, has slammed Nigerians criticising the father of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, better known as Mohbad, over the hasty burial of his son.
Naija News recalls that Mohbad died on September 12 at age 27 and was buried a day after the tragic incident in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The immediate burial created a buzz on social media as fans and netizens bashed Mohbad’s father for burying him without proper investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death.
Responding to critics, Seun Kuti, in an interview with media personality, Nedu on ‘The Honest Bunch’ podcast, said Mohbad‘s father is faced with condemnation due to poverty playing a significant role in the situation.
He questioned why any sane father would want to keep his dead son’s corpse for days.
According to him, if someone like Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, had taken the same decision, it wouldn’t have stirred such backlash from Nigerians, as people would pay him a condolence visit.
He added that Nigerians are criticising Mohbad’s father due to his financial status instead of consoling him during this difficult time.
He said in Pidgin, “In this whole Mohbad issue, poverty is playing a big role. People are saying na Mohbad papa kill am because he buried him early. Who wan dey look his son dead body for 2, 3 days.
“If na Otedola pikin die and he bury am overnight, wetin anybody go talk here? no be sey una go dey give am condolences visit for house?
“Instead of us to be consoling the man, we are making him evil that can kill his son. Somebody that just lost his child. You like the boy pass am na hin dem dey bully the boy all these days and you no talk anything.”