Nothing much will change for Nigerians in the next 3 years – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, an influential Nigerian musician and activist, presented a bleak picture of Nigeria’s future on the Rubbin Minds show. In his interview, Kuti shared his apprehension that, despite promises, there will be no appreciable transformation for the Nigerian public under the current administration. He attributed this stagnation to a deficit of investment by those controlling the nation’s wealth in the general population. Nigerian singer, Seun Kuti believes that Nigeria’s condition will remain the same over the next three years in this current political administration.

In a pessimistic response, Kuti not only evaluated the present but also ventured into predicting the future. According to him, “In the next 3 years and 3 years left of the administration, nothing much will change for the Nigerian people. Things are worse, and nothing more would change because it is hidden in plain sight.”

Kuti further argued that a lack of sufficient investment by those in control of the country’s wealth back into the Nigerian populace is responsible for many of the problems. “There is not enough investment by the people in control of the commonwealth of Nigerian people back into Nigerian people,” he said.

To illustrate his point, Kuti employed a simple analogy, focusing on education and employment. He spoke on the absence of investments in research in history, emphasising that without adequate support and investment, graduates in these areas will struggle to find opportunities that match their qualifications.

He said: “If you go to school and you study history and you come out of school as a historian, where is the investment in that field that will employ you? It’s not going to create itself.”