“This is Nigeria” a song by fast rising Nigerian musician Falz and son of one of Nigeria’s most celebrated lawyer and human right activist Femi Falana has been generating a lot of reactions on social media. This song has been viewed by over 2 million people around the world. To some the song is seen as a song of conscience reawakening while others see it as a song that is ethnically biased.
It is no longer news that Nigerians are fast losing track of the different unpalatable happening around them and gradually the abnormal is becoming normal but sadly the entire anomaly have become a part of our existence. Just maybe this song came at the right time to reawaken our consciousness and remind us of that wonderful slogan SUFFERHEAD in one of Abi Eda’s songs which he used to describe people who suffer in the midst of plenty, to describe people who have lost their voice while remaining helpless and turned spectators by force by fire.
Abi country with people who are always afraid to say the truth in the face of injustice no be Sufferhead? A country of arrogant buffoons dominated with unintelligent minds who effortlessly celebrate mediocrity in Music, Sport, Journalism, Movies and other professions that we should by now should be the world’s best no be Sufferhead. A country with religious fanatics’ turned crooks no be SUFFERHEAD. Abi a country where selfishness and self-centeredness has eaten deep into the skin of many with the high and mighty effortlessly now turning people into political hoodwink and watchdog and its people as spectators No be SUFFERHEAD.
Now to the Shaku Shaku dancers dressed in hijab and the Goje player suddenly turned human head butcher it was obvious that Falz didn’t take religious sensitivity into cognizance even though he subtly moved us away from the usual semi nude ass shaking girls that have become the order of the day in most music videos in our Country anyway Sha This is Nigeria O jare…