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Yakubu: I Don’t Fear Death, I’ll Rather Go Down Fighting For Justice – Falz

Folarin Falana, the famous Nigerian hip-hop artist, who is popularly known as Falz, has talked about why he does confrontational music.

In a recent interview with Arise TV, Falz said he was not afraid of death, stressing that life in Nigeria is not meaningful.

The multi-talented entertainer featured on the programme ‘Music as a Socio-political Tool’, on the heels of his latest song with his colleague, Vector – ‘Yakubu‘, titled after the chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

The rappers, in the song, called out INEC, its chairman and other political parties allegedly involved in the electoral malpractices in the just-concluded general elections.

According to Falz, he would rather go down fighting for justice than to remain silent and die from the failed system of the country.

The rapper, who joined the programme via Skype from the United Kingdom, explained that he was not abroad because he was afraid of confrontation from state actors over the controversial song.

He said, “I knew that was going to come up when you announced that I was doing this from London. Like I said earlier on, this is not the first time, this is not the second time, this is not the third time.

“I have released tons of records that are very confrontational. And I was on ground. I’m always on ground when I released these records.

“It is not to say that I’m running anywhere. Absolutely not. Everyone know where to find me. If anyone wants to find me. But I have no reason to fear anything. And I always say this when people ask me ‘how do you do these things without any fear of consequences?’

“And this is the same answer that I always give: the kind of life we are living already is one which we are more or less fading away already. It’s not a meaningful life what we have in Nigeria as a country.

“What’s the worst that could happen? It’s death. I don’t fear death. I would rather go down fighting for a just cause. I would rather be remembered as someone that lived a life that was meaningful rather than someone that for example was walking down the road and got run over by a danfo [bus] because he was driving recklessly.

“Or, someone that got a heart disease and could not save himself because there are no hospitals capable of saving him in Nigeria,” Falz added.

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Why I Am Against Victory of Tinubu – Falz

Nigerian rapper, Falz has opened up why he’s against the emergence of Bola Tinubu as president-elect.
Falz spoke in an interview Arise News.
The rapper said: “To say the least, the rules and regulations that were supposed to guide this election were not applied.”
Falz, who released a song to criticize Mahmood Yakubu, said the INEC chairman announced the rules himself but failed to comply with them.
He alleged that “suddenly the process became non-transparent” adding that “it was clear that there were some foul plays involved.”
Falz also spoke on his latest song titled Yakubu where he said the INEC chairman acted like a fraudster.
The rapper said: “Yakubu was an account of events as they transpired during the last couple of months.”
He added that the song was self-explanatory.
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Why My Son Falz ’Embarrasses’ Government – Falana Speaks

Femi Falana, SAN, the famous Nigerian human rights lawyer, has talked about his popular son, Falz.

He said the reason why his son and rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, embarrasses the government is because of what he was made to experience while growing up.

Falana, while speaking at the 2nd anniversary of Oluyinka Odumakin Lecture in Lagos on Sunday, said his frequent arrests as a legal practitioner always bothered his son in the past.

He noted that this made Falz raised a question if his father was a criminal getting arrested often.

Falana said this days after the release of a new song by his son, titled, ‘Yakubu,’ featuring fellow rapper, Vector.

He said, “One of these guys one day said, ‘Falana talk to your son; he should stop embarrassing the government’. I said which government? You mean that boy who is an adult? Can I give you his number so you can talk to him? But be careful because when that boy was growing up, I was being arrested from time to time. So, the only language he understood was detention, arrest and the rest of them.

“One day, when that boy was six, he asked his mother, “Our teacher taught us that only criminals were arrested. Is my father a criminal? Why is he always being arrested? And the mother had to say that in Nigeria, under the military, only two sets of people were arrested: Criminals suspects and political suspects. Political suspects are those who are out to expose the criminality of the government. That is what you see going on.”

Falz is one of the activists who regularly hold #EndSARS memorial in honour of those whom they believe lost their lives to police brutality in the country.

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Falz reveals his mind about Davido’s return to music and social media

Nigerian international singer Folarin Falana, famously known as Falz, has revealed his mind about Davido’s return to music and social media.

Falz shared photos of Davido and a screenshot of his new album, Timeless, on his Instagram page, expressing how pleased he is about the singer’s return.

Falz heartily welcomed Davido back to social media and rings praises about his new album, which is the talk of the internet.

He wrote, “Welcome back, champ!! Super pleased to witness you bounce back with such a dope body of work!
Blessings bro!

Jubilation as Davido returns to music

626Blaze Blog recalls that social media was thrown into wild jubilation when Davido unveiled his new music album.

The singer, who returned officially to social media, a few days ago, put smiles on the lips of his eager fans when he made this official announcement.

Davido shared a snippet of his album as background music on the video shared on his Instagram page.

The multiple award-winning singer appreciated his fans for the show of love and support while he healed with his wife, Chioma.

Davido loses his first son, Ifeanyi Adeleke

626Blaze Blog recalls that Davido shut off the public scene after the tragic loss of his first son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, in November 2022.

The child whom he had with his wife, Chioma, reportedly died; as a result, of drowning.

Lagos state police command confirmed the incident to the public after the parents and families took off the internet.

Hundeyin said, “Autopsy has been concluded. It confirms the boy (Ifeanyi) drowned.”

Kemi Olunloyo hit at mourning Davido

626Blaze Blog recalls that Kemi Olunloyo hit a mourning Davido following the demise of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, in November 2022.

The controversial Kemi shared a post on her Instagram page where she alleged that the young child’s death is a generational curse in the Adeleke family.

She also claimed she would launch a docuseries on the numerous death and generational curse in the family.

Kemi Olunloyo further stated that her father gave her some vital information about Davido’s family.


Rappers, Falz And Vector Ridicule INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu In New Song

Following the conclusion of the 2023 general elections, top rappers, Falz and Vector have taken a swipe at Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, in a new song titled “Mr Yakubu”.

The rappers in the new song insinuated that the chairman of the electoral commission exhibited fraudulent behaviours during the just concluded general election.

They also captured some of the excuses INEC gave on why February 25 presidential results were not uploaded in real time on its portal in lyrics of the song.

Some irregularities on the part of security operatives during the election were also acted out in the music video. They also recalled how youths were shot during the #EndSARS protest of 2020.

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“N300 billion INEC chairman used for ‘selection’ should have been used for infrastructure” – Falz opines

Phenomenal rap artist, Falz is of the opinion that the 300 billion naira that was used to conduct the 2023 elections would have better been used for the nation’s infrastructure.

The “Soft Work” hit maker said this in a tweet on his official Twitter page.

This comes following the irregularities and controversies which have trailed the elections which held in February and March.

Falz who holds that what had been done by the INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, was selection, rather than election said that the sum could have been channeled to bolster Nigeria’s infrastructure.

Falz wrote:

“Make we no forget say over 300 BILLION Naira wey fit build beta infrastructure, Mr Yakubu use am conduct Selection.”

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“You were not re-elected; you selected yourself” – Falz slams Sanwo-Olu following appreciation post

Ace rap artiste, Falz has slammed the reelected governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu following his appreciation post to Lagosians.

The APC politician had taken to his Twitter page to express gratitude to Lagos residents for reelecting him as governor.

He had, in the same breath, condemned the attacks that were carried out on voters who had been disenfranchised in the state.

However, Falz quoted his tweet saying that he wasn’t re-elected but had selected himself.

The rapper added that everyone had seen the whole electoral irregularities unfold and Sanwo-Olu is only deceiving himself.

In his words:

“You were not re-elected. You selected yourself. Everybody saw it unfold. You are only deceiving yourselves”

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Lagos election: We don’t have police in Nigeria – Mr P, Falz cry out

Nigerian celebrities, the Peter of P-Square, popularly known as Mr. P and Falz, have slammed the Nigeria Police over their conduct in the ongoing governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.

The 2023 Lagos State gubernatorial election was marred by a high level of violence and intimidation.

Some of the attacks on voters and electoral materials were reportedly carried out right in front of the security personnel.

Video clips of police officers being compromised are flying around on social media. The police had even described as a mere joke, the threat issued to non indigenes of Lagos by the State’s Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo.

Oluomo had in a trending video, threatened Igbos residing in Lagos State to either come out and vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC in the ongoing governorship elections or remain indoors.

Reacting, Falz tweeted: “I am so livid.

“This level of fuckery is unbelievable!

“A couple of Arise TV journalists were very badly beaten up at my polling unit.

“OF COURSE, in the presence of Police officers!”

“Mr P said, “We do not have police in Nigeria! All we have is thugs with uniforms! SHAME ON THEM!” more on 626Blaze…

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Lagos Commisioner of Police Meets Falz, Macaroni And Others Over Security Concerns Ahead of Governorship Election

Ahead of March 11 governorship election, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa has met with some critical stakeholders in the state including rapper Folarin Falana also known as Falz and skit maker, Debo Adebayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni.
The meeting took place on Wednesday.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the meeting which was held at the command headquarters was convened to address security concerns within the state.
The statement read;
“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, today convened a meeting of political parties, traditional rulers, religious/youth/market leaders, media influencers and other opinion moulders at the POWA Hall of the Command Headquarters, Ikeja Lagos.
“The meeting which was convened to address security concerns within the state following the Presidential Election and in view of the coming Gubernatorial Election provided the opportunity for Lagosians to ventilate their concerns, point out areas of security needs and recommend strategies that would help curb any form of violence within the state.
“The Commissioner of Police reminded influential people that they have an important role in setting an example and can help ensure that peace is maintained by speaking out against any form of violence or aggression.”
Owohunwa who charged the stakeholders to eschew violence and preach peace, tolerance and rule of law to their teaming followers, added that the Command will not hesitate to protect law-abiding citizens and deal with troublemakers in accordance with the law.
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Falzs shares election advise with youth, names preferred candidate

Nigerian rapper Falz has shared a piece of advice to the youth while naming his preferred candidate as the elections approach.

The rapper has advised the youth on procrastination and making excuses for not casting their votes adding that it is time to decide their fate.

Falz in an online video advised young people to ignore any message of discouragement from anyone from voting but instead focus on the goal of determining who rules. He also endorsed Peter Obi‘s Labour Party describing the party as a “formidable third force”.

He said;

Oya election don come oooo this is my PVC, I’m sure you have yours and you are ready to vote. I don’t want to hear any of that rubbish that my vote will not count, so what’s the point of voting?

Oh God, please nobody should annoy me, this is 2023, with everything we’re going through, if there are still some people saying that, then really and truly I don’t know what is wrong with them.

Somehow, we have been able to gather momentum, unbelievable momentum for this formidable 3rd force. I say to you it is very possible, forget about all those pessimists, all those cynics that are coming to you, all those irresponsible people that apparently love to suffer and want to keep this status quo forget about those people and just focus on the goal.

The goal is that we the people this time around, have decided that we are going to choose who rules us.