Eva Alordiah, the Nigerian rapper, has recounted how a politician in Abuja requested to use her song titled ‘War Coming’ for campaign eight years ago.
In a lengthy post via X on Tuesday, the rapper said the politician reached out to her after watching the music video of the song.
Although she did not mention names, Alordiah said the politician told her to “come to Abuja so we can make plans on how to use this song in a campaign”.
She said after the conversation, she prayed there would be no war because “I did not want to be a prophet of doom”.
“8 years ago I received a strange call from a politician in Abuja. Nothing in my existence prepared me for this random call,” she wrote.
“A politician watched my music video and now wants to talk to me? Wonderful! How important had I become?
“Eva! What a fantastic musician you are, I must say. We just watched your music on the telly now. War is coming or something like that.
“After the compliment had nestled itself in the squishy soft spaces behind my chest, my brain began to do the math. Why would a politician deem it necessary to let me know he liked my music? What he said next completely caught me by surprise.
“Good good! This is what we need right now. We need this kind of music to let them know that there is War. And we are ready for them. Yes, yes, this is the kind of music that will put them on their toes.
“I wanted to tell him that the song War Coming was not about the type of war he was speaking of. “You should come to Abuja so that we can make plans on how to use this song in a campaign,” he continued.
“When the conversation ended, I sat beside myself and hoped to God that there was no actual war coming, in this life or the next.
“I did not want to be a prophet of doom. That song was 8 years ago. It is 2023 now, who am I kidding? In Nigeria, the powers that be continue to suppress and bury the voices of the poor masses.
“We are prisoners of a silent war in our own land. A war that utilizes control, division, tribalism, religion, and programmed poverty to destroy its people.”
Watch the music video below:
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