Skit Maker and Nigèrian Actor, Falz openly says : I am an Activist, bcos i am compassionate not to become a politician.
Falz, a popular Nigerian rapper, has made it clear that being a politician is not one of the reasons for his strong advocacy.
The lawyer-cum-rapper recently admitted that his activism in Nigeria is motivated by compassion during an interview on Tacha’s The Big Friday Show.
“Compassion, I just care,” Falz added, “and I cannot afford to witness everything I witness and not say anything and not do anything about it. It’s just the way I’m built. Nobody’s putting fire on my backside and telling me that I must do this or that, it just comes.”
He plainly stated that he had no intents or desire in entering politics when asked if he has any political. Aspirations he went even further to make sure people knew that not all activists wanted to run for office.
According to him, “I am not a politician, but I think that everyone should know what they want for themselves. And focus on that. There are people who are activists, but they never really make that transition into politics. Not every activist you see is positioning themselves for political positions.”
Returning to his motivations, the rapper said that even if he is well-known and does not “have to,” he. Is an activist because he is unable to ignore the wrongs and refuse to work for a better future.
The man responded, “I can afford not to like you said, but in my mind, I feel like I cannot. Afford to ignore everything that I witness, and that’s my reason.”
Falz was one of the most recognizable celebrities to support and be on the front lines of the historic #ENDSARS protest in 2020. Nigerian youths battled during this demonstration to have the corrupt Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the police disbanded.
His activism did not begin or end with the #ENDSARS demonstration; he has long been outspoken about challenging injustices through his music. He keeps up his advocacy now both in person and online.