Falz, Vector satirize Nigeria’s elections in Mr Yakubu
After Moral Instruction, it was clear that Folarin Falana, aka Falz, is yet another musical activist that would be able to ruffle feathers. The trained lawyer and musician is back at it again, using his voice as a tool for activism and protest.
In Mr Yakubu, the ‘Bahd Guy’ joins his counterpart Vector to create a stellar satire on the Nigerian elections.
“Mr Yakubu! E ma n se bi fraudster / You don’t want to prosper / Come and collect Oscar / 300 billion te gbà lówó ìjoba / Kí le fi se ná sir ? / A ti fi je Mossa,” Falz’ poignant lyricism gives life to the record, setting up the pace for Vector. The record has led to both Falz and the INEC chairman trending on social media.
Produced by Chillz, the mid-tempo bop reverberates with just the right amount of humour to help retain this song rent free in our minds. The new single was released alongside an official video directed by both Falz and Oyetwopointo. The colourful video depicts what the rapper has claimed to be a series of events that happened at the collation centres.
Over the years, Falz has utilised his brand to not only entertain Nigerians, but also speak on the state of the Nation. Vector, on the other hand, is also quite known for his witty ability to use his music to speak to societal anomalies. They never miss the opportunity to use their music to identify the ills in society and address them with creative and satirical lyricism. Falz’s project Moral Instruction and Vector’s African Mind Voem project are attestations to this.
Mr Yakubu is out across streaming services.