Nigerian rapper Folarin Falana better known as Falz is getting Nigerians talking over his newly released album ‘Moral Instruction‘.
‘Moral Instruction’ is a 9-track album released under his record label Bahd Guys Records. The music star featured a handful of artistes like Chillz, Demmie Vee and Sess.
— #MoralInstruction (@falzthebahdguy) January 15, 2019
The album cover art was done by Lemi Ghariokwu who was responsible for the cover arts of Fela’s albums. On the ‘Moral Instruction’ Falz sampled some of Fela’s works on tracks like ‘E No Finish’, ‘Follow Follow’, ‘Johnny’ etc. The entire LP carries a society conscious theme, as Falz talks politics, politicians, Yahoo Boys, Runs Girls, clerics and religion, police amongst other things.
The issues discussed in music form on the ‘Moral Instruction’ album are issues some Nigerian artistes avoid to touch. Only Fela Kuti was able to use his music as a medium of activism against the government, something the musician did too with his LP.
Nigerians have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the album and the issues raised in it. Below are some of the reactions of Nigerians and what they had to say.
Falz sang about a lot of societal ills but of course it’s “transactional sex” part that Nigerians are focused on. #MoralInstruction
— Ebuka Akara (@ebuka_akara) January 15, 2019
Falz made an album solely to combat the ills in our society.
This is how you lend your voice to a cause that matters#MoralInstruction
— Don Boye (@DonBoye_) January 15, 2019
— Ken 🇳🇬👑 (@ZKizzy) January 15, 2019
Just like FELA boldly criticized the ills in the Nigerian society during his time, Falz has been critical of the larger issues bedeviling our country and his latest album #MoralInstruction is Moral compass to chart back our course to sanity.
Don't condemn him, APPRAISE him ! pic.twitter.com/fztSiXXGMz
— AURA❤️COOL (@TWEETORACLE) January 15, 2019
"People so wicked but they so religious "
"You dey form gentleman when we dey with you but you dey go house beat your wife"
— Ugbedeojo #MUFC (@Certifiedopeboi) January 15, 2019
Of everything Falz sang about, criticizing govt, churches, supporting gay rights etc, it’s the part about “transactional sex” that ppl are focused on. Na wa.
Please, listen to #MoralInstruction and enjoy this rare kind of music no other Nigerian artist is bold enough to make.
— Ovie (@OvieO) January 15, 2019
If Falz has a problem with women using their vagina commercially, it's his opinion. Fact: there are more female sex workers in Nigeria, same way there are more yahoo boys than girls. Watching you all clutch at straws defending something you wouldn't let your sister do is amusing.
— Seun Adebajo (@seunadebajo) January 15, 2019
Falz attacks the Government,
Attacks Yahoo Boys
Attacks The Police Officers
and also Attacks Runs Girls.
I wonder why you lot are selectively triggered.
— Esosa. TheLeftWinger (@Esosa_LW) January 15, 2019
Abeg who did Falz just shade when he said "Take our Offering, Set up Uni and your church members couldn't afford the school fees" ? #MoralInstruction
— Baba Ibeji (@Marapolsa) January 15, 2019