Afrobeat musician and activist, Seun Kuti, has dragged popular actor turned Lagos State lawmaker, Desmond Elliot to filth, describing him as an idiot while pointing out that he is a man who does not stand for anything.
A few weeks ago, the lawmaker came under severe backlash from the general public after a video of him at the Lagos State House of Assembly during a plenary session popped up online, where he referred to Nigerian youths as ‘children’ and pushed for the regulation of the social media in the country.
Speaking during a recent interview with The Newzandar News, Seun Kuti hit hard at Desmond Elliot and tagged him as a nobody.
In his own words;
“There is nobody like Desmond Elliot, his new name among the people of Nigeria is Desmond Idiot. That insult that he does not like, his real name is Desmond Idiot. His name is Hon. Desmond Idiot. Being a youth is not an ideology. A man like Desmond does not stand for anything. He is also a beneficiary of that patronage system that has been used to establish every other person in Nigeria. There is nothing special about where he is. He is not there by talent, know-how, or skill; he is there because those oppressors that we complain about picked him to represent them there.
“Desmond himself has no will of his own. When he was speaking in the State House of Assembly, he was playing to the gallery, meaning he was acting as an actor thinking that our lives are a Nollywood film. After he acted, they said, ‘the film no sweet’. He had to do part two. He was a strong man in part one of the film; in part two, he was a crying baby. Desmond Elliot is a personification of what politicians in Nigeria are, dishonest actors. He is just acting his role as the governor did. How many lies did the governor say in one week about the Lekki shooting? Desmond Elliot is now a Nigerian politician of the typical ilk. He is not a revolutionary politician.”