With his Egypt 80 Band, Son of legendary afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Seun Kuti is all set for his US tour but not before releasing his latest work, “Struggle Sounds” on Sony Music Masterworks.
Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the album features the single, Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.), where C.P.C.D. stands for ‘Corporate Public Control Department.’
And even as his father is no more, Seun still retained Fela’s Egypt 80 band and he recorded the album with the band.
Expectedly, the lyrics of the songs in the album are Seun’s usual strong social and political messages.
“More than ever, we are convinced of our mission and the purpose of our music. The Struggle Sounds EP is a true reflection of my social and political beliefs. I give honour to my parents and every revolutionary who made this possible even before I was born.”
Known to speak for the oppressed and for the masses, Seun has not relented in making his impact felt when he wants to speak against some government policies.
Even with his busy schedule that sees him play mostly abroad, he has remained consistent in his criticism of governments across the globe, using his music, social media handles, as well his concerts, to speak up against injustices on common man.
“I think it’s more of the same elitism in government that has continued; a weird and ugly mixture of oligarchy and plutocracy that can only take shape in this country. The way forward in Nigeria is to have a fearless government willing to take on the oppressors in our society and redistribute the wealth,” he said.