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Fela would have been so proud of “Talk” – Nigerians react to Falz new video
Music has always been instrumental in passing across messages and addressing societal issues. Musical videos, on the other hand, serve as a medium of reinforcing the messages in a song. Nigerian lawyer turned sensational musician has recently released a new video that is making people talk on social media.
Nigerian musical act Folarin Falana popularly known by his stage name Falz has set the internet abuzz with the release of a fresh musical video to his single composition Talk.
The visual which is fast grabbing the attention of the online community combines the use of live action and animation in passing across its message.
With over 14,000 views on Youtube within hours of release, here are some reactions of what the musician’s fans think about the daring video.
— #27 (@falzthebahdguy) January 11, 2019
Four year tenure, 3 year holiday🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Too much economic growth even @AlikoDangote dey feel am, Na you talk am oh, no me bi me talk am.🕺🕺🕺🕺
— Mike Ogbe🤴😍 (@MikeOgbe1) January 11, 2019
— Young C.E.O (@joshuaodeyemi) January 11, 2019
Real message! The way it should be! You earned my respect again @falzthebahdguy 🙇
— EPIC (@RapStarEpic) January 11, 2019
Some of the musicians fan commended him for being bold and courageous for putting out the music video. He was particularly described by a fan as a musical barrister while some others praised him for speaking the truth without any fine tuning.
Baddest musical Barrister of all Time.
Baba has shoot some shots again. Dope!!
— Otobo Williams Dominic (@OtoboW) January 11, 2019
Uncle Muri shout finish we no see am for court😂
Four year tenure, three year holiday😂😂😂😂
Falz is fearless unlike those shouting Fela with ordinary polo🙌🙌🙌
— Mazi Obinna (@CollinsObinno) January 11, 2019
Falz is here to speak the truth and nothing but the truth. He is facing it head on. Na me talk am o! #Talk
Continue to give us the undiluted truth sir. As Nigerians WE need to hear it if we won’t say it ourselves ✊🏽
— Coker Oluwafunmilayo🦋 (@Thefunmicoker) January 11, 2019
The musician who has been tagged as being fearless for his music video has also been compared to late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti who was widely known for speaking against societal ills as perpetrated by members of the government.
A particular Twitter user identified as @Dansholz_ tweeted that the late Afrobeat legend would have been proud of the Talk musical video.
Falz speaks the truth, the absolute truth. Fela would have been so proud of this jam #Talk
— KING 👑 (@DanSholz_) January 11, 2019
From now henceforth, you have been baptized as Fela the bahd guy.
— Umeh and 99 others (@UMEHoma) January 11, 2019
Hours after the video surfaced online, popular Nigerian television presenter Ebuka Obi-Uchendu took to his Twitter page to post a series of quotes from Seun Kuti, son of the late music legend, from his TVC interview. He had called out musicians who were trying so bad to ruin his father’s musical legacy.
“Majority of Nigerian music today I always tell people is a tool of the oppressors. The music puts pressure on young people… Saying look at me I have this nice car, I can get your girl, look at my beautiful clothes, what do you have? This is not the power of music.” Seun Kuti
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) January 11, 2019
“I’m ashamed of what we call afrobeats here. Because when you go international and see, they’re about to take the culture from us.” -Seun Kuti
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) January 11, 2019
It would be recalled that creating socially conscious audio-visual is not an entirely new trend for the superstar musician, his 2018 This Is Nigeria cover edition of Childish Gambino’s This Is America, had sparked similar reactions from his fans at home and abroad. The video had also attracted a ban from the National Broadcasting Commission.
Meanwhile, We had previously compiled a list of some of the most controversial celebrities that got everybody talking in 2018. The list featured celebrity Disc Jocky (Dj) Cuppy who many had trolled for some of her songs.