- Nigerian rapper Falz releases diss track “Yakubu” featuring Vector, targeting INEC Chairman over controversial 2023 elections.
- The song criticizes the N305 billion budget for the elections, alleging widespread corruption and fraud, and calls for investment in infrastructure instead.
- “Yakubu” highlights the power of music as a tool for political expression, raising awareness of issues within Nigeria’s electoral system.
Nigerian rapper Falz has released a hard-hitting diss track titled “Yakubu,” featuring fellow artist Vector, in which he takes aim at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman over the highly controversial 2023 elections.
The song was released on Thursday, March 30, following widespread allegations of corruption and electoral fraud that marred the recent general election.
In May of last year, INEC proposed a budget of N305 billion for the conduct of the 2023 elections. However, many people across the globe have dubbed the elections as a sham, calling it the most corrupt and failed election in the history of mankind.
Falz accuses INEC Chairman Yakubu of overseeing a “selection” rather than a democratic election. He argues that the massive budget could have been better spent on building infrastructure within the country, which would have a more significant positive impact on the lives of Nigerians.
The diss track delves into the multiple instances of fraud that allegedly occurred during the 2023 election. Falz highlights how the electoral commission claimed that its portal had been hacked, while also detailing how thugs vandalized election materials, manipulated results, and committed other acts of electoral malfeasance.
The rapper delivers a powerful line in Yoruba, stating, “Mr. Yakubu, ema se bi fraudster,” which translates to “Mr. Yakubu, don’t act like a fraudster.”
The song’s release has sparked intense reactions from the public, with many praising Falz and Vector for their courage in speaking out against the perceived injustices perpetrated by the electoral commission.
Critics argue that the track serves as an essential platform for political expression and raises awareness of the deeply rooted issues plaguing Nigeria’s electoral system.
As the controversy surrounding the 2023 elections continues to unfold, “Yakubu” stands as a testament to the power of music as a tool for social and political commentary.
It remains to be seen whether the track will prompt further action or lead to any meaningful change in the country’s electoral process.
Listen to “Yakubu” by Falz featuring Vector on YouTube:
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