Prominent American hip-hop superstar, Sean Combs, alias P Diddy, has hailed Nigerian rapper, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, for his new video, ‘This is Nigeria,’ a cover of Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’.
Resembling the concept used by the American musician/filmmaker born Donald Glover, the Nigerian singer used his song to address a number of societal issues in the country.
WATCH VIDEO: Falz – This Is Nigeria
On the song, Falz raps about the government’s ‘sluggish’ response to the missing Chibok Girls, the drug addiction epidemic among Nigerian youth, the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), internet fraud, crooked pastors, Fulani herdsmen and even Big Brother Nigeria.
The video, which was released late on Friday, was met with mixed reactions, largely due to the sensitive issues it addresses.
In his reaction, the Bad Boy Records boss posted a short clip on his Instagram page, in which he acknowledged the Nigerian rapper/comic-actor, with the caption “#Nigeria LETS GO!”
‘This is Nigeria’ was produced by Wande Thomas and the video was directed by Prodigeezy.