Pastors and imams should quit urging their congregations to pray for Nigeria, according to Nigerian singer Seun Kuti.
On Monday, Seun Kuti the singer revealed this in an Instagram post.
Instead, clerics should tell their congregations to fight for the country, he believes.
Pastors who underperformed in their churches were terminated and not prayed for, according to him.
Girls who accused pastors of raping them, as well as men who accused pastors of sleeping with their wives, were not prayed for, according to Kuti.
”Turn up the volume on the sermon! When some pastors in various churches failed to perform, we did not pray for them; instead, we removed them from their positions.
When some girls say some pastors raped them we didn’t pray for them instead those pastors were sanctioned.
”When one man says one pastor knack him, wife, the pastor no pray for am o but everyday pray for Nigeria, pray for your leaders. Please fight for Nigeria Instead!” he wrote.
Kuti participated actively in the Occupy Nigeria protests against the fuel subsidy removal policy of President Goodluck Jonathan in his native Nigeria, in January 2012. Seun Kuti is an atheist.
In 2019, on Jidenna’s 85 to Africa album Kuti voiced an outro of a song with the words:
“I believe it’s time for an African peoples powered highway. A highway that will connect the Diaspora and Motherland. A global highway for African people all over the world to rediscover themselves. To remember that the only thing that unites black people, globally, the only thing we all have in common is that we are from Africa”.