The average Nigerian is always left with more questions than answers. Questions like, who the real enemy we are fighting is, who the real terrorists are, and who actually has the best interest of Nigeria and Nigerians at heart? are usually asked almost everytime one watches the Nigerian news.
Over the years, many musicians have sung about the above questions and struggles we face on a daily basis. Through the many rallies, protests, online trends, and activism, a lot has changed but there is still much work to be done if we want to make Nigeria great again.
Below are four amazing artists with their song that highlight the struggles we average Nigerians go through:
Tekno – Rara
This song speaks in great detail of the issue with not having 24 hours power supply. In a country that claims to be the giant of Africa, it’s truly laughable that we are big enough to supply power to other countries in the continent, but can’t boast of having constant power ourselves.
Fela Kuti –
Now I purposely left this blank because Fela is arguably the greatest music-activist in Nigeria ever. Basically, pick any song from his amazing collection and you will be wowed at his lyrical depth and his amazing way of subbing the powers that be while openly protesting about how far Nigeria has fallen.
African China – Mr President
Nigeria has been known for having bad governments since we gained independence in 1960. Corruption has spread it’s ugly tentacles to the far reaches of Nigeria, from the President down to the youngest primary school student, which in turn has destroyed the economy devastatingly. African China highlights how bad government and corruption is killing Nigeria, and he enjoins those in power to do what is right for the people in this song.
P-Square – Oga Police
This song by former duo P-Square perfectly highlights what the recent SARS brutality and violation of Human Rights is all about, and then some. All the victims of SARS have all asked the same question as in the song, “Oga Police e, wetin be dis e. You just dey stress me, dey vex me, na which kyn yawa be dis…”
If you’ve heard more songs that highlights the struggles of the average Nigerian, please let me know in the comment section below