Falz speaks to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on #EndSARS protest
Nigerian rapper and activist Folarin Falana Falz speaks to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on #EndSARS protest while describing the state of affairs in the country
Falz a guests of CNN’s show “Amanpour” described how he teamed up with Runtown another artiste to take the #EndSARS online protests a step further by going out to the streets peacefully
“Myself and another artist, Runtown, we had shared on our Twitter handles that we were going to do a walk, a peaceful protest against all forms of police brutality. We did that with the hashtag #EndSars. The hashtag was already in existence. It was a big thing on social media but nobody had gone to do it physically, so we decided to go a step further
When asked by Amanpour if he wasn’t scared for his life as many other had turned down their request for an interview he had this to say
I’m not afraid for my life because where we are right now, I feel like I could easily die by anything else anyway. We have a nonexistent health care for example, serious high-level of poverty, there’s unemployment, we are in a critical state because of how much corruption and mismanagement of funds that we continue to see on a daily basis. If I don’t come out to complain about the state of things, I could have an accident on my way to work or something and I could die on the spot for that because the state of the healthcare is nothing to write home about
He described the poor state of hospitals in Nigeria noting that people had to travel abroad for good treatment
What kind of life are we living anyway, I’m going to die anyway so whats the point!
He pointed out how government has been giving false promises of police reformation since 2017
They just think we are stupid because you are literally just renaming this unit and expecting us to say, Yay! Wow! It’s insensitive
Falz is one of the numerous celebrities who have come out to speak against police brutality in Nigeria
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