Why I didn’t address affairs of Nigeria in my new EP – Falz

Nigerian rapper and activist, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has revealed that he deliberately chose to tone down on socio-politically conscious lyrics in his newly released Extended Play ‘Before the Feast’.

He said he did not talk much about the affairs of Nigeria because he resolved to complain less as the emotion he is trying to convey must come without that element of complaining.

Speaking in an interview with The Punch, Falz said his primary aim was to put those who would listen in the mindset they should have as African in 2024.

The ‘This is Nigeria’ crooner said; “On this project, I am not doing much of the social or political commentary that I typically do. There are socially conscious lyrics, but not particularly about the affairs of the country.

“That is intentional as well. I resolved not to complain, because the emotion I am trying to convey has to be one that comes without that element of complaining. I want to put the listener in the mindset I feel they should have as African existings in 2024.”

On why he fused different genres of music on the EP Falz said; “It was very intentional. What I want to do with the EP is to cleanse the palette of the listener. I aimed to make it as diverse as possible with the sounds.

“It is interesting that only one producer worked on more than one song on the project. Each song has a new producer, which was not even intentional. That allowed us to achieve a wide range of sounds. So, yes, it was intentional.”

He also talked about how it came as a surprise to him that he vibed with Adekunle Gold on the track, ‘Who go Pay’ and loved the song.

Falz said; “Before the song, if I had been asked what kind of vibe I would feature Adekunle Gold on, I would never have predicted it would be this kind of vibe. But, as soon as we did it, I absolutely loved it.”