After listening to the lyrics of the song “WO” by Olamide one of Nigeria’s most celebrated musician. I have since been in a comatose state. This song is the most morally bankrupt song I ever listened to since my birth. Without mincing words it describes in entirety the social conditions, sexual gratifications and hobbies adopted by today’s youths.
Different thoughts have since been running through my already preoccupied mind. “Could this be the signs of the end time”? “Have we finally lost it”? Is this really the Nigeria of my birth? Do we still have regulatory bodies to monitor songs to be played on our airwaves? What has really gone wrong with us? It saddens one that during corporate events, weddings and government functions this song is a must play.
A popular quote says “where words fail, music speaks”. This song “Wo” with lyrics “ Awon Omo ti ka bo idi” by Olamide , seemingly as unpalatable as it may sound clearly describes the various sexual indulgence teenagers subject themselves into in most recent time. Another of his songs released this year on his YBNL Label titled “Science Students” also describes how amazingly creative today’s university students have gone in drug mixture. Ie skushis, mokey tail, alomo, etc are all names of drugs that are regularly abused by students on the university campuses to get very high and engage in different misconduct.
Do you know that many countries of the world use music and art to design and shape their society’s consciousness and aspirations? Many musicians in time past have used music to decode and negotiate their freedom from unfavorable corrosive political policies. Music has helped to cure and ill diseases. Music has helped to sharpen the mind of some world greatest men and women. The power of music cannot be underemphasized. Why are tomorrow’s leaders intentionally destroying what is left of our country’s woe?
I ask is this how we are going to be woooooooiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnng till Jesus comes.