Falz says he’s not afraid for his life because he can die by anything else, he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an emotional interview Friday.
For the past few weeks, Falz who has been a frontliner in the #EndSARS protests (a movement calling for an end to police brutality), lending his voice on social media, on protest grounds and through various interviews.
He was part of the first people who led a march against the police tactical unit and has overtime become one of the strong voices during the demonstrations.
The rapper, actor and lawyer — real name Folarin Falana — who gave an overview of why Special Anti-Robbery Squad was created during the virtual chat, also outlined the grievances of the Nigerian youths against the controversial police unit which is centered on “profiling”.
He further pointed out that the major issue surrounding SARS disbandment, is that same claims have been made continuously over the years.
When asked if he was afraid for his life, Falz boldly stated, “I’m not afraid for my safety, I’m not afraid for my life because where we are right now, I feel like I could easily die by anything else anyways.”
He went further to say, “we have none existent healthcare for example, we have a seriously high level of poverty, there’s unemployment. We’re in a critical state because of how much corruption and just mismanagement of funds that we continue to see on a daily basis. So if I don’t come out to sort of complain about the state of things, I could sit down and you know I could have an accident on my way to work or something… What kind of life am I living anyway?”
The ‘Bop Daddy’ singer added that it is disheartening that the Nigerian government is dragging its feet in implementing some of the reforms it claims it’s leading.
Watch the full interview below:
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