Despite his recent confrontational song challenging the 2023 elections, popular Nigerian rapper Folarin Falana, also known as Falz, has claimed that he has not gone into hiding.
In a recent interview with Arise TV, the singer insisted that he was not afraid of dying because life in Nigeria has no purpose.
The song “Yakubu,” named after the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, was performed by Falz and his friend Vector.
In the song, the rappers singled out Yakubu and other politicians for their electoral fraud and misuse of the N300 billion given to the electoral body.
Falz, who joined the program via Skype from the United Kingdom, said during the interview that he was not traveling because of fear.
He said, “I knew that was going to come up when you announced that I was doing this from London. As I said earlier on, this is not the first time, this is not the second time, and this is not the third time.
“I have released tons of records that are very confrontational. And I was on the ground. I’m always on the ground when I released these records.
“It is not to say that I’m running anywhere. Absolutely not. Everyone knows 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 that 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.”