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This is Nigeria! Falz Brings It Home in This Brilliant Cover of Childish Gambino’s Hit Track

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Falz-This is Nigeria

If you loved Childish Gambino‘s latest hit track This Is America, get ready to be brought back to basics by Falz as he transposes the track into the Nigerian context with this cover titled This Is Nigeria.

The track was was produced by Wande Thomas, and the video was directed by Prodigeezy.

In the video, Falz addresses issues plaguing the country, from Fulani herdsmen, Chibok/Dapchi girls kidnap, Internet fraud,  Police brutality (SARS), Money laundering, votes rigging and so much more.

Falz’ brilliance and his consistence in making social-conscious music is nothing short of admirable. With a voice over speech by his father, lawyer and social activist, Femi Falana, Falz once again shows us that the apple doesn’t quite fall far from the tree.

Watch the video below:

30 Comments

  1. Anon

    May 26, 2018 at 12:11 am

    ROTFL! ?

    • OLAITAN

      May 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Great job my broda, after you na you falz

  2. Mr. Egghead

    May 26, 2018 at 12:14 am

    After Fela, na Falz.

    Let him tread sofri sofri 0, before DSS will pick him up for a “chat”

    • AceOfSpades

      May 26, 2018 at 5:25 am

      Mr Egghead is still on BN! Woooow! It’s been a century….

  3. JOS BOY

    May 26, 2018 at 12:54 am

    MEDIOCRE at its best. Problem is we like to copy but don’t put in the effort to get it right or do better. This I feel is an insult to the creativity and hard work that Childish Gambino put into his classic work. If only Falz took his time to produced a very sensitive a deeply rooted video it won’t look like the joke it is now. The production value is poor for a top artiste like him. We should learn to do better, cover or not. My opinion.

    • Me

      May 26, 2018 at 1:21 am

      I think you’re being overly critical, they say imitation is the best form of flattery, I’m sure mr Gambino will be flattered by the message falz’s Video is passing to the masses.

    • abby

      May 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      Oh please cut out the BS! Nothing mediocre about this..meanwhile have you got your pvc though? Elenugbigbe

    • Husby

      May 26, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      We are here for the message please take your production value to your fathers house. That we have in your words “poor production value” shows the problem of this country. Will you give Falz the resources Childish Gambino has? This is why you are still a Job Boy and Falz is where he is.

    • st cathy

      May 26, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      @abby, yeah, elenugbigbe, that’s what that entity is. This is the story of Nigeria presented to us in 3 minutes or so. It is sad, it is embarrassing, it is almost hopeless. We’re all living like we’re cool with all these nonsense going on. But this video tells me that there are people out there who aren’t cool with it, no matter how few.
      Thanks Falz for this reminder and your bravery. This video will definitely rattle some nerves.

    • O~Intuition!

      May 27, 2018 at 5:45 pm

  4. O~Intuition!

    May 26, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Beautiful!!!!

  5. JOS BOY

    May 26, 2018 at 3:42 am

    I will be upset with this imitation if I was Childish Gambino. FALZ is a superstar, not some upcoming artiste, but this video makes him look like some fresh kid looking for attention. Remember Banky W and “Umbrella”? or Adekunle Gold and that “one direction” cover. All I am saying is that the issues we face as a nation are serious and Falz just lost an opportunity to make a major statement with this cover.

    • FG

      May 27, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Nothing bad with riding on the wings of a bigger act especially if the purpose is for social consciousness…the is america, this is Jamaica , this Is Nigeria, this is the world, should be a brand to push that effort. Doesn’t matter how big an act is. f he has a message let him spew it…. Remeber that Haiti song by wyclef and the rest….sure Michael Jackson would be proud. We need to be a little chill on positive product this days….there are few of them.

  6. Olori Tobi

    May 26, 2018 at 5:25 am

    Chill guys, It’s just a parody video. For humor. Almost every hit hip-hop song has parody videos all over You Tube. I honestly enjoy parodies. It’s not a mediocre/imitation thingy, it’s simply for comic effects, they also commend the artiste. More blow for Mr. Gambino in the end.

    Ride on Falz!

  7. Melvy

    May 26, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Lol… That Big Sister Nigeria cracked me up big time… But it’s quite sad, the situation of this country… Sad!

  8. Libby

    May 26, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Brilliant! I Love it! Well done falz.

  9. Osa

    May 26, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Falz, good job my brother! Some people are actually being way to critical about this video. I think Falz did a good job

  10. Passingby

    May 26, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Based on the videos alone-Gambino’s America looks like hell compared to Falz Nigeria

  11. Omo

    May 26, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Brilliant!!! He addressed a lot of issues facing our Country. The message is well executed. Childish Gambino would be proud

  12. Hmm

    May 26, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Childish Gambino had a message referering to school and church massacre of black in America 2018 – Comical Falz did a bootleg version of a joke.

    I hope CG does not use this to insult Nigerian artistry.

  13. Miss Smart

    May 26, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Falz to the world! This man right here is a genius. He’s brilliant!! He did it justice, he touched on serious issues plaguing our country. I’m not sure why some people are being overly critical. His creativity shone through. Fantastic! I enjoyed it. I’m off to watch it for the 4th time. Keep shining omo Falana.

  14. demashi

    May 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Even though it’s cover/parody, the thought applied on this video trumps Olamide’s KoseweKosegbo drab! Good job Falz.

  15. slice

    May 26, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Well done falz

  16. Authentic Sunshine

    May 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Really Nice. Not sure who he is meant to have plagiarised. Peace..

  17. Mahka

    May 26, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Love this. The message is clear…thank you Falz

  18. nwa nna

    May 26, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Big ups to FALZ! Excellent message depicting the microcosm of the Nigerian society at large.

  19. Baybie

    May 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Falz steady dropping the ‘bombs’ we call reality in naija. We need to WAKE UP before the ‘bombs’ consume us all. Excellent work, Falz and the crew

  20. st cathy

    May 26, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    It is a cover and a parody, yet better than the videos put out there by many artists for major hit songs.

  21. courage

    May 28, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Falz Weldone

  22. Funmi

    May 30, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Asides falz being funny wit his lyrics in some of his other songs he has always touched on ills and social vices in Nigerian society. No be today he don dey talk am. He did on his track -wehdone sir.

    Falz saw a bigger opportunity to relay his creativity and he did justice to it. He not only shook the table, he smashed the legs and threw all off third mainland bridge. So tell me why wont Diddy acknowledge Falz on IG? You think foreigners dont know what is happening in Nigeria? Be forming you are rebranding Nigeria. In what way please? By spreading lies that all is fine whereas looters keep looting. They are being celebrated and keep recontesting in election.

    It is not everyday you sing about money, clubbing,sex,alcohol,females shaking dirty ass up and down the place. Things are bad and it’s best to face it up squarely.

    Trust me Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) would be proud to have inspired Falz’s recreation of his original version.

    To all that worked within 4days, that is, Falz,director,producer,hijab dancers portraying the abducted girls (Geez! I just love them?),actors etc to produce this parody version. I say a big Welldone!?

    To those critizing the production, content etc go do yours. We are waiting!!!?

    PS:
    The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off!

    Got get your PVC!

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