Amidst the heat of this moment which appears to be a turnaround is the utilization of music. As the youths are protesting for change whilst rallying for funds, Nigerians have utilized music to pass their messages in clear expression.
Here’s a playlist of songs speaking against Police Brutality & Bad Governance in general.
Barawo – Ajebo Hustlers
“This country na wa (yo lo lo lo lo) This country na wa (ye le le le le le le)”
Zombie – Fela Kuti
We can’t help but add this track to the playlist from the OG himself!
Johnny – Falz
“Eyan melo lo ma ku”
Collateral Damage – Burna boy
“Fight for your right o you go to fear”
Another story – Burna Boy feat Manifest
“We need to increase the volume of this song”
Mr President – African China
This song was released about 14 years ago and is still relatable today
Hard life – Black Face
Jaga jaga – Eedris Abdulkareem
A slang for shambles. Everyone turn on your mic for this tune!!!!
Sorrow tears and Blood – Fela Kuti
The lyrics of this song matters so much at a time like this.
Monsters you made Burna Boy feat Chris Martin
Burna Boy sang about an inevitable conflict after citizens get fed up and this is it.
Wetin man go do – Burna Boy
“Waka waka. No rest oh.”
Jailer – Asa
Despite the fact that this song is over a decade old, it feels quite apt right now.
4th republic – Show Dem Camp
“They can’t hold us down
We pulling out the punches
Like Deontay in the final round
This year we got a lot more”
Sudden – Tekno
“See dem, see dem
No be today my people dey suffer”
This is Nigeria – Falz
What’s a protest anthem without this track?
Win win – Ladipoe
“Life ain’t easy but still we all want shout zaga dat” – honestly, don’t we all?