Nigerian rapper and actor, Falz caused a stir last night at the 2019 Headies awards. The entertainer called for the release of the co-convener of the Revolution Now Movement, Omoyele Sowore.
Falz made this call during his speech as he accepted the award for the best rap single.
He said: “Big thank you to the Headies. I do appreciate this. I’m happy that music as a weapon of rebellion, as a tool for the revolution, conscious music, is being recognized tonight. That I’m 100 percent happy about.
“Ladies and gentlemen for the last year, I’ve done a lot of very very conscious music, this I would never stop doing.
“I believe Music should be used as a tool to force the change that we are looking for.
“Thank you very very much my name is Falz The Bhad Guy.
Bofem NG recalls that Falz had earlier condemned the detention of Sowore.
“What we are facing is a build-up of the several years of neglect of the welfare of our people. Our government’s constant disregard for the loss of lives of many Nigerians.The ridiculous rate of poverty and unemployment that afflicts us. This is not a time to arrest anyone but to listen to the voices of the masses. Organizing a protest march does not in any way amount to treason. #FreeSowore Immediately!”