Forget the ban! After praising ‘This is Nigeria’ video, Diddy finally gets to meet Falz [Video]

Francis Akhalbey Aug 24, 2018 at 12:35pm

August 24, 2018 at 12:35 pm | Entertainment

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

August 24, 2018 at 12:35 pm | Entertainment

Falz with Diddy

When Nigerian musician Falz unveiled his remake of Childish Gambino’s viral video This is America, it sparked a nationwide conversation and quite a handful of people who had seen it concurred with its message and theme.

This is Nigeria tackles the social ills in Nigeria, highlighting aspects such as corruption, crime and exploitation.

The beautifully crafted and powerful song and video also received numerous commendations outside Nigeria with legendary African-American music mogul and businessman Diddy notably giving it a thumbs up.

With the song receiving heavy rotation across radio stations in Nigeria, the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) moved to ban it claiming the song is “laced with vulgar lyrics” which Falz actually found amusing.

Despite the ban which was a bit too harsh, Falz can most definitely hold his head high as he boldly and courageously addressed issues usually reluctantly talked about in Nigeria.

To add more icing to the cake, the “Soft work” rapper recently met a superfan of his (Diddy of course) and shared their encounter on his Twitter page. Take a look at the video below:

And oh yes, he wants to be referred to as Oluwa Diddy from henceforth!

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