Folarin Falana, artiste/comic popularly known as Falz, has urged Nigerian entertainers to stop praising fraudsters and glorifying ill-gotten wealth with their music.
Artistes on the Nigerian music scene most often talk about sex, women, drugs and money in their songs.
But the 26-year-old singer expressed his aversion to the trend in an interview with HIP TV.
“I feel so strongly about this, now you are somebody, you are an entertainer, and you are positioned as a role model to the younger ones coming up here,” he said.
“And on musical records, you are greeting all the yahoo boys,fraudsters, calling their names personally and hailing them.
“This culture will make the younger ones believe that it is good to do it.
“It is not, you are destroying our future.”
The ‘Ello Bae’ singer advised entertainers to sing about things that can help lives and not glorify fraudulent people and their activities.
“As an entertainer, sing about something that can help our lives.
“Paint a picture, tell the story, don’t glorify fraudulent people, it is not good.”
In a recent interview, Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, said he was happy that Falz, his son, had started using his music to talk about Nigeria’s problems.
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