On Friday, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz The Bahd Guy released a major hit titled This is Nigeria.
In that song, he highlighted the problems we face in Nigeria which includes corruption, embezzlement, low level of security, politics and immortality in churches today, killings by Fulani herdsmen, Yahoo yahoo, corruption within SARS. #ThisisNigeria is pregnant with a lot of meanings, as it points out a lot of problems Nigerians have to look into for the betterment of the nation.
Apparently, this song is really similar to This is America by Childish Gambino which had background vocals by American rappers Young Thug, Slim Jxmmi, BlocBoy JB, 21 Savage, and Quavo.
This song also overshadowed Adekunle Gold’s new album, “About 30”, as both dropped almost the same time. Most people are caught up with #ThisisNigeria than Adekunle Gold’s album.
As good as the song seems to be, it definitely received criticisms.
Some people are of the view that he infringed on Childish Gambino’s copyright by totally copying his idea on This is America without giving him credit. Well, speaking on the legal side, both songs have different wordings and concepts. They are even based on different territories.
Also, people are of the view that his own father, Femi Falana, is part of the problems Nigeria is facing today, as he supported Buhari and forced the change agenda down the throats of Nigerians, and Falz did not mention it in his song.
However, today, Falz dropped a video on Twitter for those criticizing the video. He said that he knows about This is America, and #ThisisNigeria is only a mere cover of the song, and not a copied work. He also added that the important thing is to listen and understand the message the song is passing instead of criticizing. The earlier we do this, the better.
Way to go, Falz! ????
To watch the full video of #ThisisNigeria, click on the link below.
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