Top 7 Songs That Reveal What Is Happening In Our Society
Music generally is said to be a message imposing to listeners
The musician is the messenger while you as a listener is the receiver of the message, though not all music has meaningful word that can be regarded as a message.
Some Nigerian artistes have used music to enlighten us on what is affecting our society. Artistes like Oriste Femi, Falz, Burna Boy, Idris Abdul Kareem, and many more.
We have selected the best seven songs that deeply analyze and expose Nigerian society.
1. Falz – This Is Nigeria
Falz recreates American artiste Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” to expose every sector of Nigeria phenomena.
He touches all aspects including the men of God, corruption in SARS operations, and other areas.
2. Burna Boy – Monster You Made
Burna Boy went too hard on this predicting what might actually be the aftermath of the failed nation upon its leaders.
According to African Giant, he said we (the Nigerian youths) are the monsters you (bad leaders) made. There are these particular lyrics that touch me in the song;
I’ve seen the sky turn to grey
It took the light from the day
It’s like the heads of the state
Ain’t comprehending the hate
That the oppressed generate
When they’ve been working like slaves
To get some minimum wage
You turn around and you blame
Them for their anger and rage
Put them in shackles and chains
Because of what they became
We are the monsters you made
3. Falz – Hypocrite ft Demmie Vee
Falz exposes different sectors in Nigeria with their fake belief and not acting upon them.
Being a hypocrite in society is like being a bad folk. You preach what you can’t practice as a mentor, you die the money that was meant for the public, and present yourself as a hero to worship to them.
4. Eedris Abdul Kareem – Nigeria Jaga Jaga
Eedris Abdul Kareem uses this song to educate us all particularly the younger ones.
He emphasizes what is happening in our society, what we are all experiencing in this country.
Eedris also stretch to the bomb blast that happened in Lagos in the past years.
5. Burna Boy – Another Story
“E dey pain me gaga o” this sound as the grievance of what we are being left for.
Burna Boy recalls to us that we have been sold to the British for the sum of £865,000 in the year 1900.
6. Falz – Child Of The World
Falz uses this to narrate a story of a lady who started her life in a decent way and unfortunately goes astray due to meeting an old fool uncle.
She was later depressed and ready to commit suicide after finding out what her dirty job has caused her.
This is something that’s happening in our society. May God heal the heart of those battling depression.
7. Oritse Femi – Flog Politicians
Oritse Femi directly composes his song “Koboko” for Nigeria politicians as average Nigerians believe they’ve been unfair to us.
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