Kwaro Band, a Hausa music group, has put out a satirical video wherein it tackled the federal government using ‘They Don’t Care About Us’, a song by Michael Jackson, a late pop music legend.

The visuals for the track, where the group addressed a range of socio-political topics, surfaced and went viral this week.

Some of the issues addressed in the visuals include the attack on #EndSARS protesters, discovery and looting of COVID-19 palliatives, the state of infrastructure, and the protracted strike action that has kept federal universities in the country shut.

Serikin Dariya, one of its members, accused the government of “keeping mute” on police brutality and “not really caring” about citizens.

“No money to buy rice, everything don high. ASUU still dey go strike. NEPA no dey bring light. Shey you see this government, she no really care about us. People sick, no good hospitals,” he sings in Hausa-tainted Pidgin English.

“Big man sick and they go fly out. They leave poor man to die for hunger. Palliative, them keep am for warehouse. They hide rice, hide beans, Indomie, and fried fish. Shey you see this government, they don’t really care about us.”

In his lines, another band member said: “I speak my mind without no fear. If them like, make them come shoot me.

“The youths are tired of all these things, police brutality and injustice. They keep mute and say nothing. The youth vote, now they’re shooting us. We’re peaceful protesters. And they came to massacre. There’s blood on the flag.”

They Don’t Care About Us‘ is the fifth single from Jackson’s ‘History: Past, Present, and Future’ album, which was released in 1995. It is a protest song and remains one of the most controversial tracks Jackson ever composed.

Watch Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ below:



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