Nigerian rapper, activist, and actor, Folarin Falana, well known as Falz, has disclosed the mystery behind his latest song ‘Mr. Yakubu’.
Falz explained that the song was done to mirror the event that unfolded during the recently concluded 2023 elections.
The rapper said this in an interview on Arise Television’s ‘The Morning Show’. He mentioned how the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu ignored the rules and regulations meant to guide the electoral process.
Falz invited ace rapper, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, popularly known as Vector to feature in the controversial song, ‘Yakubu’ which has become an internet sensation ever since its release on March 30.
“The song is just an account of events as they transpired in the last couple of months as regards the elections. The song is self-explanatory.
“The rules and regulations that were supposed to guide the elections were not applied. The INEC chairman himself prior to the elections had come out to release these regulations.
“By the time these elections were happening, we were seeing that these elections were so not transparent and in short the opposite of what you said it was going to be.
“The lack of transparency was glaring and the unanimous belief was that there was some foul play involved in the electoral process. Everyone had so much faith going into these elections and it was deeply disappointing the way things turned out.”
Speaking further, Falz who put aside his law career to embrace music stated that the country had high hopes for the election but unfortunately, their hope was dashed.
“Nigerians were hopeful that the recent elections won’t be business as usual and that the votes would count, but everything was scattered before our very eyes and nothing was done about that.
“Despite all the numerous cases of violence that we witnessed, upon all the shoddy and manipulated results that we saw, the INEC chairman still went on to declare a winner. The Presidential election was just a big mess.”