Popular Nigerian Rapper and Actor, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, was on CNN’s show ‘Amanpour’ where he discussed the series of events that happened before, during, and after the #EndSARS protest. Falz, son of notable lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, also emphasized that Nigeria is in a critical state because corruption had eaten deep into the Nigerian system.
The America host, Christiane Amanpour, asked the rapper if he wasn’t afraid for his life as many other angry youths had refused to speak to the media on the situation of the country because they were scared.
Falz replied, “I’m not afraid for my life. I’m not afraid for my life because where we are right now, I can actually die from anything. I don’t even know where to start from, we have a nonexistent health care system, we have a seriously high level of poverty, there is unemployment and we are in a critical state because of how much corruption we’ve continued to see in the country,”
Similarly, Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, professionally known as Burna Boy had a chat with British news platform, Sky News, where he spoke about the nationwide protest.
According to “African giant”, it was shocking to see the sudden twists that occurred during these protests especially the Lekki toll gate protest on Tuesday.
“It is shocking when you see it happen in that place, in such a place, that was the landmark of everything. The Lekki Toll Gate, was the most peaceful place to protest, the most peaceful venue in the whole country and then that is the place where [the shootings] happen. It is not something that you can just wrap your head around,” he lamented.