Seun Kuti, Afrobeat musician, has questioned the state of Nigeria’s educational system.


Tweeting in Pidgin English, Kuti on Monday lamented the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff and Universities Union (ASUU).

He urged the youth to demand answers from the government, particularly on the inequality in the educational sector.

The musician decried the situation where children of the country’s elite get to school abroad while the average Nigerian youth is idle at home as a result of the ongoing strike.


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) recently said one of the reasons the cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions were reduced was to curb the spate of Nigerians going abroad to study.

Also touching on the subject, Kuti tweeted asking: “Wetin happen to equal right & justice, why most Naija rich pikin dey go uni 4 oyibo land & dem go come close our own uni for our motherland?”

The singer, known for his controversial polemics, asked several questions bordering on health, corruption, politics, and poverty – while charging the youth to start seeking to know the policies of the government.


See his tweets below.


The nationwide industrial action commenced precisely three weeks ago.

The lecturers are protesting the non-payment of salaries, non-payment of earned academic allowance (EAA), removal of universities staff schools from funding by government, among other issues.

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