Former Nigerian Idol contestant and US-based Nigerian performer, Jemiriye has faulted “THIS IS NIGERIA”, the much celebrated new video by rapper Falz.
Jemiriye believes that the continuous chanting of “THIS IS NIGERIA, EVERYBODY IS A CRIMINAL” is an insult on the hardworking innocent Nigerians out there.
According to the songstress, if Falz believes that every Nigerian is a criminal, then his father, Femi Falana is sitting on that table as well; he’s simply saying his own father who has worked so hard as a lawyer is a criminal.
Below is how Jemiriye shared it on her Facebook page.
“This Is Nigeria, Everybody Is Not a Criminal
This is certainly not the truth that Nigerian youths want to hear now, but the trending song “This Is Nigeria”, by Nigerian rapper, FalzThaBahdGuy, which is a cover of the song “This Is America” by US rapper, Childish Gambino, is a colossal disservice to the millions of innocent Nigerians home and abroad working hard every day and making this country proud.
Interestingly Falz has always attacked “Yahoo boys” for bringing Nigeria’s name to disrepute, but what is the difference between “Yahoo boys” and Falz who just released a song chanting “Every Nigerian Is A Criminal” which is now being reposted on different social media by popular celebrities with millions of followers including American music mogul, Diddy who has more than 10million active followers on Instagram?
Is this song not a weapon of mass destruction to our collective image laundry efforts in this country? As at the time of writing this, “This Is Nigeria…Everybody Is A Criminal” has been viewed by over a million people globally on Falz’s YouTube page alone just 5 days after its release; not to talk of the different Instagram pages and YouTube pages it has been shared on. Granted, Nigeria, just like every other countries in the world has a prevalence of crimes of all manners, and we all know that the international media has not even helped the Nigerian and African situation, with their focus on the negative aspects, but doing such a song is a massive dent on the already tainted image of this country.