Seun, one of the more popular sons of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has insisted in a recent interview, that marijuana is better than cigarettes. Seun, who leads his father’s band now, argued that cigarettes were favoured over marijuana, popularly called ‘igbo’, because it was making profits for the white man.
He has released a new song, which promotes his point of view.
“This song is about the good leaf; ewe rere. Me I nor dey say make Government legalize Igbo o. If Government like, them legalize am. If Government like, them nor legalize am. I’m smoking it mehn!” he said. “Our politicians nor get sense. Because the white man talk say Igbo nor good, them follow dem talk say Igbho nor good. But now, in the United States of America, dem dey smoke Igbo legally”.
Seun also went ahead to claim that if marijuana was legalised, it would make black men richer and that is why politicians are blocking it.
“Igbo doesn’t kill, but cigarette dey kill. Because cigar na white man’s business, as far as you write ‘Smokers are liable to die young’, it becomes legal.
“Why not also put Igbo in a box and write Igbo smokers are liable to go crazy young?” he asked.
“Marijuana is medical, and I feel Cigarette is selling legally because it is white man’s business. It is killing millions of people everyday.. Igbo is not killing anybody.
“Marijuana is not only for smoking. It’s used for a lot of things; you can make clothes, you can drink tea, it is good, it is medicinal, it helps your appetite, they give it to cancer patients.. a lot of benefits,” he explained.