The Oasis Reporters
January 31, 2017
Delta born veteran entertainer Dede Mabiaku who played afrobeat with late Fela Anikulapo Kuti as band leader, on Monday walked out of an interview on Lagos Talks FM 93.1 after the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina, told him to ‘shut up’ during an argument.
A video of the incident, which has now gone viral, shows Adesina asking Nigerians to be patient and allow Buhari to carry out his mandate.
When the presenter sought the views of Mabiaku, who had argued that Nigerians had not seen the change they voted for, the entertainer stressed that his views were unimportant since Adesina had asked him to shut up.
“Why do you want to hear me when he (Adesina) had the audacity to tell me to shut up?” he asked.
After insisting that Adesina had no right to use such language just because he works for the government, the annoyed artiste walked out of the studio with the spokesman to the President laughing.
Many people who watched the video said Femi Adesina was corky and somewhat arrogant.
All attempts made by the female presenter of the program could not convince Dede Mabiaku to stay back for the continuation of the interview.