July 19, 2018

Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’ is hate speech – MURIC (Guardian)

Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’ is hate speech – MURIC (Guardian)

A Muslim group has condemned a video released by a Nigerian rapper for allegedly promoting negative stereotypes against Muslims, Chibok Girls and Fulani.

Muslim Right Concern said Thursday that video like Falz the Bahd Guy’s help in giving “Muslim names to devilish and lowly characters.” But the rap artist insisted the video is a critique of Nigeria’s socio-political and religious ills.

The video, a cover version of US performer Childish Gambino’s “This is America”, was released on May 25 with almost three million YouTube views already and since then generated several reactions on social media. Read more

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