December 5, 2023
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Yakubu: I Am Not Running, Everyone Knows Where To Find Me – Falz Speaks From The UK

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Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana also known as Falz has said that he has not gone into hiding despite his recent confrontational song challenging the 2023 elections.

Speaking in a recent interview with Arise TV, the singer insisted that he is not scared his death as life in Nigeria is meaningless.

We recall that Falz alongside his colleague, Vector sang a diss song ‘Yakubu‘, titled after the chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

In the song, the rappers called out Yakubu amongst others over electoral practices and misappropriation of the N300 Billion allocated to the electoral body.

Speaking during the interview, Falz who joined the programme via Skype from the United Kingdom said he was not abroad because of fear.

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.”

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