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Why I Stopped Criticizing The Government— Falz

Nigerian rapper and actor, Folarin Falana also known as Falz has revealed why he stopped criticising the federal government.

Gatekeepers News reports that Falz is known for making songs that satirise bad governance and ills of society like ‘Wehdone Sir’, ‘Child of the World’, ‘Talk’ etc.

Recall that Falz was involved in the #EndSARS protest against police brutality in October 2020.

Falz made the explanation during an interview with TheCable Lifestyle during a private listening party for his latest extended play (EP), ‘Before The Feast’.

The singer stated that he stopped criticising the government because he did not want to be seen as a complainer.

Falz said, “You will see that guy. But I do not want that guy to get to a point where he is seen as ‘you guys just dey complain’. I do not want to ever get to that point. That is why I am taking a pause from just complaining. I want to rearrange how I am doing it.”

“So how am I doing it? Am I doing it in a way that is just making everybody feel sad? We already know that we are in wàhálà. Why am I further soaking you in that emotion? I want to bring you out of that emotion in some way and that is what I am trying to do.”

Falz further revealed that the only difference between his latest project and his previous body of works is the fact he did not “comment on the happenings in Nigeria”.

He said “What differentiates this project from my other works? Maybe this is the project or there is no atom, no iota of attack or commentary as regards the happenings.”

“Like I said, because of the theme, because of the direction, you know of course that would have been out of place. I do not think there is, even lyrics-wise not even a brief mention I can see of right now. That is definitely what differentiates this project from the rest.”

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