Award-winning Hip-Hop artistes, Falz and Vector, have slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission, for its “inadequacies” in the recently-concluded 2023 elections.
In a track titled ‘Yakubu’, the rappers knocked the chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for alleged malpractices that characterised the elections.
Released Thursday, the song referenced the failed promise made by the commission to transmit the results of the elections in real-time via its result viewing portal, known as IReV portal.
The duo also sang about the reports of violence, voter intimidation, logistics problems, ballot box snatching, and other incidents that marred the 2023 general election.
“Mr Yakubu! Ę ma ń se bi fraudster (you behave like a fraudster)/ you don’t want to prosper / Come and collect oscar/ 300 billion te gbà lówó ìjoba, kí le fi se ná sir (what did you do with the 300 billion received from the government),” Falz rapped in the first verse of the song.
Falz is no stranger to politically conscious and satirical music aimed at the government. The National Broadcasting Corporation banned his hit song ‘This is Nigeria’ from airwaves in August 2018.
The record, which sampled American Rapper, Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America,’ was tagged “vulgar” and “unfit for radio” due to a line in the song that read, “This is Nigeria/ Look how we living now/ Everybody be criminal.”
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