By Eric Elezuo
Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz the Bahd Guy, has explained the reasons behind using girls clad in hijab to dance in this hit making music video, This is Nigeria.
Speaking in a televised TV programme, Hello Nigeria, Falz said that the fact that the video is purely metaphorical suggests that everything depicted therein is representative as as well, and that the hijab wearing and dancing girls scene is ‘pretty straightforward and one of the easiest thing for people to grasp in the video’.
Hear him: “The girls are obviously and blatantly symbolic of the Chibok girls, and government’s extremely sluggish attitude and response to their kidnap.
“Entertainment and dancing continuously distract us from everything that has happened, and that was why the girls were dancing…”
In his adaptation of Chidish Gambino’s This is America, Falz’s This is Nigeria presented a scene where about five girls, dressed in overflowing grey coloured hijab, were dancing the rave of the moment step called Shaku Shaku.
The video has generated a lot of controversy, especially as the Muslim Rights Commission (MURIC) is bent on taking Falz to court over the video.