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This is Nigeria

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About “This is Nigeria”

Created by FrankyLouis 1 year ago

"This Is Nigeria" is a song by Nigerian rapper Falz, released on May 25, 2018. It is a cover of Childish Gambino's "This Is America". Falz's father Femi Falana performs background vocals on the track. "This Is Nigeria" addresses a number of societal issues prevalent in Nigeria, including SARS brutality, codeine abuse, and unrestrained killings. The music video for "This Is Nigeria" runs for a total of 3 minutes and forty-two seconds. It was directed by Prodigeezy and produced by Wande Thomas.

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INTRO

They are extremely poor and the medical facilities are poor. We operate a predictory neo-colonial capitalist system which is founded on fraud and exploitation and therefore, you are bound to have corrupt institutionalists. Many criminal cases are settled in police stations, albeit illegal
They are extremely poor and the medical facilities are poor. We operate a predictory neo-colonial capitalist system which is founded on fraud and exploitation and therefore, you are bound to have corrupt institutionalists. Many criminal cases are settled in police stations, albeit illegal
 
 
They are extremely poor and the medical facilities are poor. We operate a predictory neo-colonial capitalist system which is founded on fraud and exploitation and therefore, you are bound to have corrupt institutionalists. Many criminal cases are settled in police stations, albeit illegal
They are extremely poor and the medical facilities are poor. We operate a predictory neo-colonial capitalist system which is founded on fraud and exploitation and therefore, you are bound to have corrupt institutionalists. Many criminal cases are settled in police stations, albeit illegal
 
 

HOOK

Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh ewo oh (3x)
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh ewo oh (3x)
 
 
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh ewo oh (3x)
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh ewo oh (3x)
 
 

CHORUS
The artiste is bitter about the current state of the nation as all the above mentioned points have affected the way people feed and live including him.

This is Nigeria Look how am living nah Look how am living nah Everybody be criminal This is Nigeria Look how we’ living nah Look what we’ eating nah Everybody be criminal
This is Nigeria
Look how am living nah
Look how am living nah
Everybody be criminal
This is Nigeria
Look how we’ living nah
Look what we’ eating nah
Everybody be criminal
 
 
This is Nigeria Look how i'm living now Look how i'm living now Everyone is a criminal This is Nigeria Look how we living now Look what we eating now Everyone is a criminal
This is Nigeria
Look how i'm living now
Look how i'm living now
Everyone is a criminal
This is Nigeria
Look how we living now
Look what we eating now
Everyone is a criminal
 
 

VERSE
“Police station dey close by 6- security reason oh”- This line basically means that even the police who are supposed to be protecting citizens are scared, they can’t protect themselves not to talk of protect citizens. They are even running away from robbers and other criminals. “This is Nigeria, just because am on TV now, person wey no get work is checking my watch to see if it is original.” This line basically means that fans or people generally always expect perfection from musicians, they feel they shouldn’t be found with mistakes or wearing things that are cheap again, they feel they should live an expensive life, forgetting that they are only humans like them. He also talks about politicians who always go scot free after committing crime.

This is Nigeria Just because am on tv nah Person wey no get work is checking to see if my watch is original This is Nigeria Where that madam Philomena? Money vanish for your office 36 milli, you talk say na animal This is Nigeria Never ending recession oh Where looters and killers and stealers are still contesting election oh Politician wey thief some billion and billion, he no dey go prison oh Uh, police station dey close by 6- security reason oh
This is Nigeria
Just because am on tv nah
Person wey no get work is checking to see if my watch is original
This is Nigeria
Where that madam Philomena?
Money vanish for your office
36 milli, you talk say na animal
This is Nigeria
Never ending recession oh
Where looters and killers and stealers are still contesting election oh
Politician wey thief some billion and billion, he no dey go prison oh
Uh, police station dey close by 6- security reason oh
 
 
This is Nigeria Just because i'm on T.V now A jobless person is checking to see if my watch is original This is Nigeria where is that madam Philomena Money vanished from your office 36 million naira and you claim it’s an animal This is Nigeria Never ending recession Where looters and killers and stealers are still contesting election oh Politicians that stole billions are walking freely Police station closes 6pm and they claim it's due to security reasons
This is Nigeria
Just because i'm on T.V now
A jobless person is checking to see if my watch is original
This is Nigeria
where is that madam Philomena
Money vanished from your office
36 million naira and you claim it’s an animal
This is Nigeria
Never ending recession
Where looters and killers and stealers are still contesting election oh
Politicians that stole billions are walking freely
Police station closes 6pm and they claim it's due to security reasons
 
 

VERSE
“SARS stop me for road, any explanation, you go talk am for station oh” This line means that the police do not usually give citizens especially male citizens the chance to talk when they see them in the night, they just assume they are criminals and pack them to the police station. He talks about abnormality becoming normalized in Nigeria, evil acts- yahoo yahoo and others are becoming the order of the day. He also talks about how people who steal money or do wrongs are now praised for such act or respected.

Baba, ese oh baba, ese oh baba, awa dupe baba My brothers and sisters, I want you to put your hands up right now because your miracle is coming this week If you believe me, let me hear you say amen Ahn, this is Nigeria, praise and worship, we’ singing out Pastor put his hand on the breast of his member, he’s pulling the demon out This is Nigeria [yea] No electricity daily oh [eh] Young people are still working multiple jobs and they talk say we lazy oh This is Nigeria [eh] There’s plenty wahala sha Fulani herdsmen still dey slaughter, carry people dey massacre This is Nigeria, bombs in my area, this is democracy, political hysteria Yahoo yahoo don tear everywhere now and we act like it’s so cool Casting the p and being castigated just for trying to be noble This is Nigeria, look at my nation ooh SARS stop me for road, any explanation, you go talk am for station oh Sir, look sir, i'm sorry, i'm just a student, i'm a student of the University of Lagos. So, we’re just coming from the club, okay. So, my friend and I….No, Sir, I have my ID to prove
Baba, ese oh baba, ese oh baba, awa dupe baba
My brothers and sisters, I want you to put your hands up right now because your miracle is coming this week
If you believe me, let me hear you say amen
Ahn, this is Nigeria, praise and worship, we’ singing out
Pastor put his hand on the breast of his member, he’s pulling the demon out
This is Nigeria [yea]
No electricity daily oh [eh]
Young people are still working multiple jobs and they talk say we lazy oh
This is Nigeria [eh]
There’s plenty wahala sha
Fulani herdsmen still dey slaughter, carry people dey massacre
This is Nigeria, bombs in my area, this is democracy, political hysteria
Yahoo yahoo don tear everywhere now and we act like it’s so cool
Casting the p and being castigated just for trying to be noble
This is Nigeria, look at my nation ooh
SARS stop me for road, any explanation, you go talk am for station oh
Sir, look sir, i'm sorry, i'm just a student, i'm a student of the University of Lagos. So, we’re just coming from the club, okay. So, my friend and I….No, Sir, I have my ID to prove
 
 
Thank you Lord My brothers and sisters, I want you to put your hands up right now because your miracle is coming this week If you believe me, let me hear you say amen This is Nigeria, praise and worship, we’ singing out A pastor puts his hand on the breast of his mrmeber and he claims he is pulling out demons This is Nigeria No electricity daily Young people are still working multiple jobs and they said we are lazy This is Nigeria There is a lot of problems Fulani heardsmen are still slaughtering This is Nigeria, bombs in my area, this is democracy, political hysteria Cybercrime is everywhere and we act like it's coo Casting the p and being castigated just for trying to be noble This is Nigeria, look at my nation Sars stopped me on the road and said I'll explain myself at the police station Sir, I am a student of the University of Lagos and we are just coming from club
Thank you Lord
My brothers and sisters, I want you to put your hands up right now because your miracle is coming this week
If you believe me, let me hear you say amen
This is Nigeria, praise and worship, we’ singing out
A pastor puts his hand on the breast of his mrmeber and he claims he is pulling out demons
This is Nigeria
No electricity daily
Young people are still working multiple jobs and they said we are lazy
This is Nigeria
There is a lot of problems
Fulani heardsmen are still slaughtering
This is Nigeria, bombs in my area, this is democracy, political hysteria
Cybercrime is everywhere and we act like it's coo
Casting the p and being castigated just for trying to be noble
This is Nigeria, look at my nation
Sars stopped me on the road and said I'll explain myself at the police station
Sir, I am a student of the University of Lagos and we are just coming from club
 
 

CHORUS
The artiste is bitter about the current state of the nation as all the above mentioned points have affected the way people feed and live including him.

This is Nigeria Look how am living nah Look how am living nah Everybody be criminal This is Nigeria Look how we’ living nah Look what we’ eating nah Everybody be criminal
This is Nigeria
Look how am living nah
Look how am living nah
Everybody be criminal
This is Nigeria
Look how we’ living nah
Look what we’ eating nah
Everybody be criminal
 
 
This is Nigeria Look how we living now Look how i'm living Everyone is a criminal This is Nigeria Look how we living now Look what we eating now Everyone is a criminal
This is Nigeria
Look how we living now
Look how i'm living
Everyone is a criminal
This is Nigeria
Look how we living now
Look what we eating now
Everyone is a criminal
 
 

OUTRO

“This is break in transmission of ermm, sansmission e, transmission” What happens every day is that, the system has allowed it, for instance, there’s no rule that allows you to take money from the church, invest in business and privatize it- No. It is only in Nigeria that you can take money from the church, money contributed by poor congregation member [public fund]. You go and setup a university that the members cannot attend, cannot send their children to. It’s against the rule and in the law of God. It’s against our constitution.
“This is break in transmission of ermm, sansmission e, transmission”
What happens every day is that, the system has allowed it, for instance, there’s no rule that allows you to take money from the church, invest in business and privatize it- No. It is only in Nigeria that you can take money from the church, money contributed by poor congregation member [public fund]. You go and setup a university that the members cannot attend, cannot send their children to. It’s against the rule and in the law of God. It’s against our constitution.
 
 
This is a break in transmission What happens every day is that, the system has allowed it, for instance, there’s no rule that allows you to take money from the church, invest in business and privatize it- No. It is only in Nigeria that you can take money from the church, money contributed by poor congregation member [public fund]. You go and setup a university that the members cannot attend, cannot send their children to. It’s against the rule and in the law of God. It’s against our constitution.
This is a break in transmission
What happens every day is that, the system has allowed it, for instance, there’s no rule that allows you to take money from the church, invest in business and privatize it- No. It is only in Nigeria that you can take money from the church, money contributed by poor congregation member [public fund]. You go and setup a university that the members cannot attend, cannot send their children to. It’s against the rule and in the law of God. It’s against our constitution.
 
 

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About “This is Nigeria”

Created by FrankyLouis 1 year ago

"This Is Nigeria" is a song by Nigerian rapper Falz, released on May 25, 2018. It is a cover of Childish Gambino's "This Is America". Falz's father Femi Falana performs background vocals on the track. "This Is Nigeria" addresses a number of societal issues prevalent in Nigeria, including SARS brutality, codeine abuse, and unrestrained killings. The music video for "This Is Nigeria" runs for a total of 3 minutes and forty-two seconds. It was directed by Prodigeezy and produced by Wande Thomas.

“This is Nigeria” Song Facts

Written by Falz
Produced by WandeThomas
Release Date May 25, 2018
Music Video
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