I don’t fear death, I’ll rather go down fighting for justice – Falz


Nigerian hip-hop artist, Folarin Falana, popularly known as
Falz, has revealed why he does confrontational music.


In a recent interview with Arise TV, Falz said he was not
afraid of death, stressing that life in Nigeria is not meaningful.


The multi-talented entertainer featured on the programme
‘Music as a Socio-political Tool’, on the heels of his latest song with his
colleague, Vector – ‘Yakubu‘, titled after the chairman, Independent National
Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.


The rappers, in the song, called out INEC, its chairman and
other political parties allegedly involved in the electoral malpractices in the
just-concluded general elections.


According to Falz, he would rather go down fighting for
justice than to remain silent and die from the failed system of the country.


The rapper, who joined the programme via Skype from the
United Kingdom, explained that he was not abroad because he was afraid of
confrontation from state actors over the controversial song.


He said, “I knew that was going to come up when you
announced that I was doing this from London. Like I said earlier on, this is
not the first time, this is not the second time, this is not the third time.


“I have released tons of records that are very confrontational.
And I was on ground. I’m always on ground when I released these records.


“It is not to say that I’m running anywhere. Absolutely not.
Everyone know where to find me. If anyone wants to find me. But I have no
reason to fear anything. And I always say this when people ask me ‘how do you
do these things without any fear of consequences?’


“And this is the same answer that I always give: the kind of
life we are living already is one which we are more or less fading away
already. It’s not a meaningful life what we have in Nigeria as a country.


“What’s the worst that could happen? It’s death. I don’t
fear death. I would rather go down fighting for a just cause. I would rather be
remembered as someone that lived a life that was meaningful rather than someone
that for example was walking down the road and got run over by a danfo [bus]
because he was driving recklessly.


“Or, someone that got a heart disease and could not save
himself because there are no hospitals capable of saving him in Nigeria,” Falz


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