Why I called out INEC chairman in new song – Falz
Nigerian rapper and actor, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has explained why he called out the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in his new song titled ‘Yakubu’.
In an interview with a media outlet, Falz revealed that the song was based on his truth about the elections and the violence and manipulation that marred them. He criticized INEC’s performance at the just concluded elections, describing it as a big mess.
According to him, the song was a reflection of what happened during the elections and he and Vector, another Nigerian rapper, were not fabricating facts or painting a scenario that did not occur.
He said; “There’s absolutely nothing I’m saying on this record or Vector is saying on this record that hasn’t occurred. “We are not fabricating facts, we are not making things up, we are not painting a scenario that did not occur.
“We are telling you things as they happened. We went out there, we voted and suddenly, everything was scattered before our very eyes. Absolutely nothing was done about that and even upon all the numerous cases of violence that we witnessed,” he added.
Falz’s song, ‘Yakubu’, has been well received by many Nigerians who have praised the rapper for speaking truth to power. It is not the first time that Falz has used his music to address socio-political issues in Nigeria.
In 2018, he released a song titled ‘This is Nigeria’ which addressed the country’s socio-economic and political issues. The song went viral and sparked a nationwide conversation on the state of the nation.
Falz has established himself as one of Nigeria’s most socially conscious artists and continues to use his music to raise awareness and inspire change.