Our SCHICK Man this week, Nigerian musician Falz has addressed Nigerian citizens with a 3-minute 42-second video that touches on everything going in the country right now.
American rapper Donald Glover shook the Internet with his jaw-dropping ‘This Is America’ video. For days, the woke Illuminati pushed out Twitter threads and screenshots about the hidden meaning of Glover’s latest masterpiece. The epic video sparked discussions on gun control, racism and violence within the American context.
Using the same visual concept as the star and brains behind the ground breaking sitcom ‘Atlanta’, Falz addresses the issues of the Federal Republic shirtless in an underground parking lot while a Fulani man commits murder, Chibok/Dapchi girls do the latest dance craze, young men get high of codeine and undergrads get molested by SARS.
The video supposedly shot in one-take shows how a nation is hooked on a reality TV show while mayhem is everywhere and how we are fixed on the material lifestyle of celebrities even though most of the people in Nigeria live under the poverty line.
Falz’s ‘This Is Nigeria’ is a moving picture, a disturbing reflection on the state of things in the country. Rightfully, it has rubbed some people the wrong way. That is what great art does. Moments like this lets us know Falz is no joke. He makes conscious music and speaks truth to power- a trademark of legendary rappers. Watch the video and let us know what you think!
Director: Iyobosa ‘Geezy’ Rohoboth| Video Producer: Wande Thomas