Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has said that as much as black excellent is vibrant and beautiful, it is irresponsible.
In an Instagram post, the son of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti stated that black excellence has made many blacks think they have to strive for excellence.
According to Seun Kuti, must all Africans “strive for perfection and excellence before we are respected as humans?’.
His post reads: “Black excellence is vibrant, artistic athletic, intelligent, beautiful but it’s fatal flaw? It’s IRRESPONSIBLE!!! The excellent blacks forget not all Africans can be excellent and if our humanity is suddenly pegged at excellent and perfect what happens to all of us who don’t fit into this category.
“Most Africans are normal, we can’t jump or run fast. We can’t sing and dance or make beautiful clothes. We are just normal people. I don’t get it? Are we saying the entire African people must strive for perfection and excellence before we are respected as humans?
“Moreover, many of the images I see promoting this ideology is basically African people trying to ‘outwhite the whites’!!
“And many of them have white peoples name sprawled all over them and they say it’s a brand and I’m like yea, that’s what they called it when they burnt it into the skin of your ancestors also, 200 years later and u are branding urself in the name of success”.