1. ‘Jagbajantis’ by Sound Sultan

Sound Sultan sang about people sleeping at the American embassy in their bid to get visas, people selling all their property to make up the money to buy tickets. Basically, trying to escape this country by any means possible. This song was released 17 years ago. Nothing has changed

2. ‘Jaga Jaga’ by Eedris Abdulkareem

In 2004, during Olusegun Obasanjo’s tenure, Eedris Abdulkareem sang about how Nigeria was in a general state of disarray and how its people were suffering because of it. Tell me. Is it any different now?

3. ‘Surulere’ by Lagbaja

In this song, Lagbaja sings about how we must have a little patience because democracy takes time to work. It’s been almost 20 years. Nigeria’s democracy looks like one big joke.

4. ‘Mr. President’ by African China

In this song from over 10 years ago, African China sang about how poor people are paraded and disgraced whenever they steal but when rich people do the same, no one hears anything. How many politicians have been caught stealing money in recent times and how many have gone to jail for it?

5. ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ by Fela

In 1989, Fela released the song, Beasts Of No Nation. In it he sings about our leaders being animals in human skin. Basically pretending to be something they’re not. Are our leaders today any different?

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