Shakespeare wrote it all when he dropped those ageless words, in the Twelfth Night: “If music be the food of love, play on”. Duke Orsino could not have said it better if you have watched Childish Gambino’s “This is America”. Nigeria’s Falz created a local version – This is Nigeria (videos below).
Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana takes Nigeria apart in a new rap video, ‘”This is Nigeria”. It is a parody of Childish Gambino’s “This is America”. He rapped on many issues including special anti-robbery squad (SARS), Yahoo boys, IGP transmission speech, and herdsmen.
In the piece, he rapped: “This is Nigeria, look how I’m living now, look how I’m living now. Everybody be criminal/ Person wey no get work dey check if my watch is original.”
Childish Gambino’s “This is America”, on Sunday, grabbed the coveted Record of the Year prize for best overall song. The artist packed four Grammys.
The trap gospel song packed with social commentary from Childish Gambino — the alter ego of actor and recording artist Donald Glover — beat fellow category heavyweights Drake, Cardi B and Lady Gaga to nab the award.
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