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10 Nov 2018
Foremost Nigerian entertainer, Folarin Falana better known by his stage name Falz has filed a lawsuit against the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The papers filed in court challenges the ban placed by the NBC on his song, This is Nigeria. The award-winning music act filed the court documents through his lawyers, Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor &…
20 Jun 2018
At a time when the social conscience of the average Nigerian is awakening or better described as being “woke”, not a few Nigerians are using their talents to draw attention to the ills of the society. One of the #Nigeriancreatives, Toni Kuyinu has captured our attention with his graphic illustration of Falz latest and incredulously…
10 Jun 2018
Changes can be good or bad. Yet, the absoluteness in the terms is sometimes grey. This week, we had a lot of mixed reactions from events that have altered the lives of some for good or bad. These are the stories that made our week… Falz the “Bad” guy The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) instructed…
9 Jun 2018
Fela, wetin you go sing about? DEM GO WORRY ME... Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, one of Africa’s music legends, used music as a weapon. Having a history of being in and out of jail for speaking against the ills meted out to civilians by various military governments of the 1970s and 1980s, he was the voice of…
8 Jun 2018
Entertainment lawyer Akinyemi Ayinoluwa on Friday condemned the seven-day ultimatum given to rapper Folarin Falana, popularly called `Falz’ by Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC), to withdraw, “ This is Nigeria’ video’’ from circulation.
8 Jun 2018
Here is a rundown of all the music stories for this week: Charles Amoshine Okocha featuring Wonda Tha Hypeman - "Accolades" Multi-talented act, Charles "Amoshine" Okocha gave us a feel of his rap game with his new release whose title is just as you would expect: Accolades. Also, if your favourite hypeman is Wonda Tha…
6 Jun 2018
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has threatened to sue a musician, Folarin Falana, popularly called Falz the Bahd Guy. The followed his new song, titled “This is Nigeria,” which the group said is anti-Islam. MURIC urged the musician to withdraw the contentious video within seven days. The song featured a character that dressed like a Fulani…
5 Jun 2018
A Muslim group has condemned a video released by a Nigerian rapper for allegedly promoting negative stereotypes against Muslims, Chibok Girls and Fulani.
2 Jun 2018
This week has seen some daring moves from musicians, especially rappers, both in and out of Nigeria. Take a look at the news stories from the music industry that made our week. Pusha T on a dissing spree Just after dropping his album, Daytona, Pusha T has dropped a diss track in reply to Drake’s…
29 May 2018
Nigerian rapper, FalzTheBahdGuy released a track titled This Is Nigeria after Donald Glover’s This is America. For the first time since Fela, Idris Abdulkareem and Tuface’s arrest saga, a musician takes the courage to speak about the ills of the nation which ranks as 148th position out of 180 in Transparency International corruption index. In…
29 May 2018
Giving it some thought, Glover having created something that Falz found resonant enough to build on is not surprising. The most obvious similarity is that both artists have an evolving oeuvre built from their work in comedy, and have had to work to be taken seriously as rappers. Falz’s comedy is often standard Nigerian fare,…
26 May 2018
FalzTheBahdGuy has caught the bug of Donald Glover's This Is America. In the song titled This Is Nigeria he touches every problem presently affecting Nigeria. With captivating lyrics, he addresses the problem of the Nigerian police closing by six for security reasons, the imposition of money laundering on animals; the hijab girls represent #Chibok or…

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