Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, also known as Falz, has released his first single of the year, a socio-conscious track titled “Talk” wherein he advised Nigerians, especially the youth, to speak up for what they truly want.
As the 2019 general election draws near, the artiste used lyrics of the song to address critical leadership issues and taunted MURIC, saying: “You didn’t show up in court”.
Tweeting on Friday, he said, “It’s very important that we continue to #Talk
We cannot attain the sanity that we seek by being quiet or nonchalant about our state of affairs. We need to react! And NOW! #NaMeTalkAmO
“We have become terribly accustomed to this chaotic lifestyle. We all know that it is only a few people that benefit from this.
They have ensured it remains that way.
Yet we are quiet.
Falz, now popularly known by industry watchers as a ‘Music Activist’, had earlier hinted fans that he would release an album titled “Moral Instruction” on January 15.
He said of the album: “There is a dire need for us to redefine the concept of humanity and morality.
“There is a pressing need for re-education and re-orientation of the people, for this is the only way we can restore sanity.”
In 2018, Falz released a controversial audio/visual song “This Is Nigeria”, a mock-up of American rapper Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” for which he was criticised by the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC.
Falz, a lawyer turned singer, began his professional career as a music artiste in 2009, and currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Records. He is the son of Femi Falana SAN, a Nigerian human rights activist and senior lawyer.