Falz ‘This Is Nigeria’ Official Video Is Trending Online And Has Got Everyone Talking
Nigerians are reacting to the latest video ‘This is Nigeria’ by artiste Falz. Falz who released the video hours ago to commemorate with Democracy Day talks about the ills in Nigeria.
He used the song and video remake to highlight the evident issues in Nigeria including corrupt politicians, hustling youths, SARS officials harassing people, the herdsmen killings and the kidnapping of the Chibok and Dapchi girls.
The song is a parody of parody of American rapper Childish Gambino’s This is America.
Watch his video here
— #27 (@falzthebahdguy) May 25, 2018
As usual, Nigerians on Twitter have reacted with mixed opinions.
Fals touched on corruption in government, corruption in churches, looters contesting election, lack of electricity, Yahoo Yahoo and Noble Igwe, Fulani heardmen killing, general insecurity, SARS brutality. Fantastic stuff. #ThisIsNigeria
— Dr. Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) May 26, 2018
I’m pleased that we still have artists like @falzthebahdguy and @2faceofficial_ talking about governance issues. Since the death of Fela, not many musicians have used their voices for the public cause. @falzthebahdguy’s #ThisIsNigeria is brilliant!
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) May 26, 2018
Omg! I cannot even lie.. Falz got this one right. #ThisIsNigeria …Person wey no get work dey look my watch to check if na original.. Police station dey close by 6pm for security reasons
— Kenechukwu Nwafor (@nelz_official) May 25, 2018
Falz is such a conscious rapper but in a country where even when you state things literally, many miss it, it is so hard for many to see through the jest and the wit, to see the consciousness within the character. Up there even on the layers of #ThisIsNigeria without digging in.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) May 26, 2018
In #ThisIsNigeria, Falz used humour and a very creative concept to address the most pressing issues in Nigeria. This is what most people are afraid to voice out.
This is what we need to see more of in Nigeria. Music with a real message.
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnife_) May 26, 2018
#ThisIsNigeria everybody be criminal.
This is Nigeria, where Madam Philomena. Money vanish for your office thirty six million, you say na animal
— Kizito (@OgaKizito) May 25, 2018
Falz doesn’t get the respect that’s due him as a rapper. He’s arguably one of the most insightful, most thoughtful rappers out Nigeria in a while. #thisisnigeria is brilliant and is what rap should be, reflect the culture. Respect!✊
— Baba Ibeta!!! (@Thereal_TommyB) May 25, 2018
Herds men Killings,
Pastors abusing members,
— Eyitemi Egbejule (@eeyitemi) May 25, 2018
“person wey no get work dey check if my watch is original”
Falz did not only shook some tables, he destroyed them
Hushpuppi clap for yourself #ThisIsNigeria
— OLUWASAANUMI (@SanRomeo) May 26, 2018
The list of pressing issues Falz addressed in a 4minute music video titled #ThisIsNigeria
– IGP transmission
– Chibok & Dapchi girls
– Church extortion
– Yahoo Yahoo
– SARS brutality
– JAMB Fraud
– Political thieves/frauds
– Fulani Herdsmen
RT for awareness.
— IG/FB: TheAxisNG (@TheAxisNG) May 26, 2018
The second shade was specially prepared for Mrs Philomina Chieshe, a JAMB staff who claimed a snake swallowed 36 million Naira in their office.
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) May 26, 2018
— Wale Gates (@walegates) May 25, 2018
Everyone will praise FALZ till the end of this week
Then dance to codeine diet next week. pic.twitter.com/SDhxEP4YMn
— Dejoro (@kingDejoro) May 26, 2018
You can watch the full video below