The ‘Obidient movement’ is a group made up of Nigerians who have pledged their allegiance to Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Naija News understands that the veteran musician while speaking during a performance at the Fela Shrine on Thursday night in Lagos, wondered why the popularity of Obi had surged exponentially in recent months.
Kuti expressed his disdain for Obi’s supporters, insisting that they are a group of slavish characters who, like zombies, are incapable of thinking for themselves and making their own decision.
Femi said: “You know what obedience means? Stand up, sit down, sit there — zombie
“How can you be Obidient in this chaos? I am not Obidient. Tell me, at 60, why am I Obidient? You said I should be Obidient, sit down, be peaceful,” he said. “Are you all okay in this country?”
Zombie was the title of a studio album released in 1976 by his late father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti when he excoriated the Nigerian soldiers as a bunch of robotic and senseless individuals. The song, which went on to be one of Fela’s greatest hits, followed a raid on his residence in Lagos at the time.