Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as ‘Falz The Bahd Guy’ has explained why Nigerian musicians do not worry about the lyrics of their songs making sense or not. Falz defends why musicians.
He is of the opinion that Nigerians don’t care about the lyrics as all they care about is dancing to the song. The lawyer turned singer made this known in a recent chat with News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
Falz defends why musicians
He said, “It is correct to say that a lot of artists are not concerned about lyrical content because they know that the Nigerian people just want to dance. However, a few musicians still pay attention to lyrical content. I personally pay a lot of attention to that.
“Music shouldn’t be about the beats alone. Good music is a good blend of everything – good beat, good message and nice melody,” he added.
Have you ever listened to a song, you have no idea what the artiste is talking about? That’s actually the norm now – more like ‘Garbage music’.
We love our artists and appreciate all they do but the thing is, sometimes we have no idea what they are talking about in the songs and are confused in what direction the music is heading.
For instance, Wizkid’s ‘In My Bed’ that was massacred for months because he couldn’t make up his mind on whether he wanted the girl in his bed, or he wanted to praise God, or sing praises to politicians and prominent people.
The list of songs with senseless lyrics is really long. Sometimes we wonder where the motivation came from to make these songs.
Terry G – Totori – Terry G is the ancestors of making songs with senseless Lyrics. The song Totori has phrases like Hakuna Matata, Baby Shake Your Big Bum Bum, Oya let’s go ginger, Oya feel my paro, make I nak you akpako, Skibo Skiba Skibobo Ski alaba skalabos.
Timaya- Ekoloma Demba – First of all, what is Ekoloma Demba? We would like to believe it means something in Bayelsa, and isn’t one of these worthless phrases every musician is inventing these days.
Take Banana – D’Prince – This has to be the grandfather of all senseless lyrics and we are sure D’prince regrets making it. He has stated he wants to start making meaningful songs, we forgive him but we still have to talk about this. D’prince used the phrase “Take Babana till you go yo” 56 times throughout the duration of the song, makes you wonder what happened to the rest of the song, right?
Are these artistes taking us for granted? LOL.