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2Baba & Falz chanting hope on ‘Rise Up’

They say, “if you fall a thousand times, you should stand up a thousand and one times”. Veteran singer Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2baba, Paired with the outspoken, smooth-Dapper Rapper Folarin Falana most widely known as Falz, to inject the society with the zeal to never relent and give up. 

Rise up signifies the need to stand tall amidst all the injustice, brutality and corruption going on around. It’s a reminder to not fret as hard as things might seem. The veteran singer, inflects the mind with words that break your heart but also reassures your mind of a better day to come. Falz enters with a cozy warmth but soon starts to really indulge your attention by calling out names of past heroes as a reminder of what we have lost and what we fight this fight for. I had a conversation with an amazing songwriter today and he said, Music is the one thing that brings all of Nigeria together and this pair just used that as an instrument to relay a message to every Nigerian, African and human out there listening. 

“Black panther don unite with Black Mamba”, this line resonates in my head non-stop and it rekindles the activist in me. Maybe a different line would do the trick for you but you would have to listen to find out. 

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