Everyone in Nigeria is born with sound knowledge of how the government doesn’t really give a freak about its people. The unnecessarily difficult situations that the leaders often put us in for corrupt reasons have made us always believe that they don’t have our interest at heart, but we didn’t exactly take it seriously or totally realize it until they allegedly killed our kind on this day, two years ago.
The Nigerian government pushed its people to the wall when it denied its involvement in the Lekki Massacre of the 2020 #EndSARS protests, and even two years later, the wounds from that event are as fresh as ever.
In commemoration of dear ones who lost their lives in the struggle that night, we have compiled this list of songs that will get you even angrier about the whole bad governance situation all over again and it’s to ensure that we do not forget how much of our enemies corrupt leaders are.
20. 10. 20 – Burna Boy
This song expressly tells the story of the average Nigerian young person who has been traumatized by the supposed actions of the Nigerian military that led to the Lekki Massacre. It’s a condemnation of the action and an emotional record by the self-acclaimed African giant.
Barawo (Remix) – Ajebo Hustlers & Davido
Around the time of the protests, the then rising Port Harcourt duo made a remix to their local hit song, “Barawo” and it later went on to become one of the leading songs at the protest grounds.
Fem – Davido
Originally created to be a diss song to his opps, this record was released just in time for it to express the feelings of the youth towards bad governance. It became the unofficial #EndSARS anthem and should help you relive those moments.
Message In A Hammer – Obongjayar
This very thoughtful song paints a picture of repercussions that come with actions and as regards the result of bad governance with Africa as the setting. It’s a thought-provoking piece and will definitely get you angry enough at everything corrupt.
Monsters You Made – Burna Boy
Even beyond police brutality and the government, this song goes on to condemn every single form of corruption. The video suggests that the setting is south-south, but its message will definitely make you angry again.
Man Down – Prinx Emmanuel
This song is three minutes of bars that narrate the cruel treatment of civilians by the police in Nigeria. It will get you angry, into your thoughts and eventually leave you with a heavy feeling of patriotism and hope for a better Nigeria.
Even beyond getting you angry, we wish that you remember all the heroes that have fallen for this cause and how we should not rest until we have a better Nigeria. We should never forget. We must never forget.
We will never forget.