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Music Activism: Falz Goes Full Throttle




Known for comedy-spiced songs such as ‘Soldier’, ‘Ello Bae’, ‘Karashika’ and several others, Falz opened a new phase in his music career when he dropped ‘This is Nigeria’.

Described as music activism, the song criticised Nigerian politicians for their luxury lifestyle in the face of mass suffering, while individuals with questionable sources of income and girls who would rather go after rich men than seek legitimate means of livelihood were also called out.

Criticised by the government of the day, the song was also condemned by religious bodies including the Muslims Rights Concern, (MURIC).

Having established himself as an activist, Falz has since followed up ‘This Is Nigeria’ with other consciousness songs including ‘Talk’, another deep song which x-rays the life of an average Nigerian politician.

It is, however, his sample of Tekno’s ‘Better’, a song that prays for a better Africa that has seen him going full throttle as an activist.

Since the song which highlights some of the recent happenings affecting the nation dropped, it has been commendation for Falz.

The new effort sees Falz questioning the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, while also reacting to the suspension of American visa for Nigerian applicants. It also questions Senator Elisha Abbo existence as a lawmaker despite abusing a lady in a sex shop in Abuja.

Music pundits have since asked for more of such conscious songs from the singer.

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