So Nigerian Celebrity Falz dropped a new video “This is Nigeria”. Which is a cover for Childish Gambino “This is America “.
And like most people already in on it, I am 100% in love with the song purely because of the raw truths spilled.
Nigeria is a messed up country but that is no longer news. What is news however is that Falz took that fact and made it into a video that we all love to watch over and over again.
The video already has more than 4 millions views in just 4 days and that is what we call viral over here.
Now the one single line that I really want to focus on is the one he said ” This is Nigeria, everybody be criminal“.
I think that is a reality, a sad reality that cannot be denied.
And Nigerian Celebrity Comedian Alibaba has a thing or two to say about that very line.
According to him.
“No truer word has ever been said. This is a reflection of how deteriorated our societal thought process has degenerated. Anyone who has made it is a thief. People no longer believe anyone made it from hard work. As for the police, they don’t treat anyone as innocent.
Everyone suspects everyone. In the eyes of the people who our Yahoo boys have swindled… we are all rogues. What of the foreign investor that wants to bring business here, but has to bribe to do that business? Ask the taxi driver who refuses to give a Gwagon driver way… he will tell you the owner stole to buy it. What of food meant for IDP camps? Stolen. Votes nko? Stolen. To sign budget… you must settle.
To get promoted in civil service, you must settle. Even to pass exam you must use spreadsheet. To get a contract nko? People are arrested off the streets and thrown into jail like they are criminals. SARS leave scars. No one stands up for the innocent. Does that not mean we are all criminals?
People who do legit businesses don’t succeed because the criminals will truncate all pure business moves. And life continues… Do you really think there are people who don’t see Nigerians as criminals??? Check this out. Are all herdsmen bad? No. But in the spate of the last herdsmen attacks…
what will your comments be about herdsman? Are all politician thieves? Are all policemen corrupt? Are all the girls you see at night on the street runs girls?… we need to change. That video is a reawakening”
Thumbs up to Falz.
But prior to this message the comedian had actually congratulated Falz on the video with a Wakanda salute.
What’s your own thought?