The song mirrors the concept used by the American musician/filmmaker, Childish Gambino, in his hit ‘This is America’.
The video, which was released late on Friday and has since gone viral, was met with mixed reactions, largely due to the sensitive issues it addresses.
Falz addressed a number of topical Nigerian issues in his song. On the song, Falz raps about the government’s ‘sluggish’ response to the missing Chibok Girls, the drug addiction epidemic among Nigerian youth, the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), internet fraud, crooked pastors, Fulani herdsmen and even Big Brother Nigeria.
The satirical video also addressed a nation hooked on a reality TV show while mayhem persists all around.
This is Nigeria’ was produced by Wande Thomas and the video was directed by Prodigeezy. The Cinematographer Tayo Aina captured the video shoot and has now released the BTS video.
“I took my camera behind the scene of Falz “This is Nigeria” Official music video shoot and was able to capture a lot of what goes on to create a masterpiece which you would eventually see in the final music video.
“The whole video was done in 3 one-take scenes. It’s very similar to Childish Gambino’s “This is America” but this time reengineered to cover the issues we face in Nigeria as a people, From Drug addiction to Lack of Stable Electricity and a lot more.”
Watch the video…