Seun Kuti Cancels Morocco Show to Mourn Brutal Death of 23 Migrants
Pained by the avoidable death of 23 sub-Saharan migrants who lost their lives while trying to break into the Spanish enclave of Melilla, Nigerian music star, Seun Kuti has cancelled his performance in Morocco this weekend.
The 39-year-old musician took to his Instagram page to por out his grief.
“It pains me to say that my spirit has been completely broken and shattered by the events that happened,” Kuti said.
In the post’s accompanying caption, he clearly explained why his performance in Morroco had to be cancelled.
“In the wake of the Melilla, we have cancelled our trip to Morocco. This decision wasn’t easy but after serious deliberation with the team we came to this decision. May the souls of the departed find rest with our ancestors. #getthesax,” he wrote.
The youngest son of the late pioneering Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti performed at the Glastonbury Festival last weekend with his father’s Egypt 80 band.
The musicians were all meant to be heading to the Jazzablanca Festival in Casablanca for a performance this Saturday, but he said they had made a hard decision to cancel the engagement.
“It isn’t possible for me in good faith or in good conscience to get on stage and party and have a good time when so many Africans have lost their lives,” he said.