Nigerian artist Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has shared the reason why he puts out songs that spark controversy.
In a new song titled 'Yakubu' Vector and Falz criticised INEC, its chairman, and other political parties for allegedly engaging in electoral fraud during the just-ended general elections. Falz asserts that he would rather die fighting for justice than keep silent and perish as a result of the nation's broken system.
Falz said "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."