Rapper Folarin Falana, popularly called Falz, says the major challenge facing Nigeria is ‘culture of impunity’, which he described as a lack of consequences for actions.
Falz spoke on Monday at the inaugural #FixPoliticsDialogues hosts debates on national issues. The event was themed ‘1999 Constitution: To change or amend?’.
The wordsmith advocated for an amendment of the constitution by focusing on areas of accountability.
Falz elaborated on Nigeria’s culture of impunity, stating that it was the reason #EndSARS protest came into being in October 2020.
“The real issue is the culture of impunity such that there are no consequences for actions. Anybody can just do anything they want to do and get away with it,” he said.
“This was basically the basis of the outcry last October during the #EndSARS protests. Someone can tell you ‘I will shoot you and nothing would happen’. Why won’t nothing happen? Because we live in a society where there are no consequences for actions.”
He also described Nigeria as a tenth world country that is lagging far behind a third world country, which the nation is referred to.
“What I genuinely think is that the discussion right now isn’t the real concern. Nigeria is being referred to as a third world country but if you allow me, we are even a fifth world country or a tenth world country,” he said.
“I will tell you why. What we should be discussing in 2021 should be socioeconomic issues and things that are progressive. I don’t understand why we are still here in 2021.”
He added that right leaders should be elected and appointed into government.