Over twenty years after he took to the role of leading Egypt 80, his father, the late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti’s band, Seun Kuti, who is turning 40 today, is positioning himself to become an African elder who the younger generation can emulate. Exactly like his father.
The music star, who had released pictures of himself in an orisha-themed costume, specifically in an Obatala costume, like Obatala is gearing up to create an image that allows him to serve as a source of inspiration to younger people.
Obatala is associated with purpose, the new year, peace, and many other things, a plausible theme, and model for how Seun Kuti is choosing to age. And a very welcomed development.
“The goal is to become an African elder, one that has aged with grace and dignity that the young ones can emulate,” he said on Instagram on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
Seun Kuti has always been one of the proponents of African culture in style and music. So, it is no surprise that alongside referring to the divinity Obatala, he also showcases royalty and gracefulness with his native agbada alongside his family to mark his 40th birthday.
Happy Birthday Seun Kuti!