This is Nigeria, based on Childish Gambino’s This is America is one of the most conscious things a Nigerian act has done in a while and as we all marvel at the genius behind localizing the global idea, Favour Onyeoziri has identified all the subjects Falz tackled in the song and its video.
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The first shade was directed at Hush Puppi, A.K.A, fake Patek detector.
The second shade was specially prepared for Mrs Philomina Chieshe, a JAMB staff who claimed a snake swallowed 36 million Naira in their office.
Buhari & other Nigerian politicians got the next shade.
"This is Nigeria, never end him recession o, when looters & stealers and killers are still contesting election o, politician wey steal some millions & Billions e no dey go prison o" – #ThisIsNigeria pic.twitter.com/IGYDtljIcd
The Police as a whole also got a shade, don't worry, the IGP & SARS also got their own special shades.
"Police station dey close by 6, security reason o". #ThisIsNigeria
Big Brother Naija
Pastors were not left out though in the festival of shades, this verse right here is for them.
Buhari and Lazy Nigerian Youths
Daddy Buhari's #LazyNigerianYouths statement earned him a special spot. Checkout the shade below.
IGP Idris, the Man directly in charge of securing lives and properties within Nigeria also got his shade.
Yahoo Boys vs Noble Igwe
Yahoo Boys vs Noble Igwe also got a special feature on the Falz #ThisIsNigeria diss track.
"This is Nigeria, political hysteria, Yahoo Yahoo don tear everywhere, but we act like it's so cool.
Casting the P and being castigated just for trying to be NOBLE" pic.twitter.com/d63nsnfSZY
SARS, their harassment, extortion and other heinous activities were not left out in #ThisIsNigeria.
"This is Nigeria, look at my Nation o, SARS stop you for road any explanation, you go talk am for station o" pic.twitter.com/5rafBbPta0
Ending the epic track on a high was the IGP Himslef, with his multi-platinum selling hit speech,
Other issues he tackled include:
Codeine usage and general drug abuse.
Chibok and Dapchi girls, and kidnappings by militants.
Amazing work by Falz, and shoutout to the Producer Wande Thomas and Director Iyobosa Rehoboth. What do you think about the video? Watch here if you haven’t already.