Timi Dakolo, the Nigerian singer, has lamented over the use of his song ‘Great Nation’ at the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC).


The ruling party’s presidential primaries are underway at Eagle Square in Abuja.

During a solidarity appearance by a group of ace Nigerian entertainers, which included Shina Peters and Danfo Drivers, Dakolo’s song appeared to have been played as the musicians waved the Nigeria flag.

But reacting via a Twitter post, the 41-year-old singer wondered why his song will be used at the rally without his permission.


Dakolo also lamented that this is the second time such a thing will be happening without his notice.

“Why use an artist song without their permission in a rally or campaign,” he wrote.

“The things people get away with in this country called Nigeria. Actually this is the second time.”

The development comes about six weeks after Dakolo came under fire for performing at the presidential declaration of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president.

Atiku officially declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on March 23. He was recently announced as the party’s presidential flagbearer.


At the event, Dakolo had thrilled guests with a colourful performance of ‘Great Nation’, his hit song.

The singer had also fired back at Nigerians who criticisied him for performing at the presidential declaration of Atiku.

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