Which way Africa? Asks Eedris Abdulkareem in his new single called “Afakulu”. The sad and most regrettable trajectory of Afrikan underdevelopment, divisive and unproductive politics and litany of bad governance, coupled with the overall high-handedness and corruption driven insatiable quest for more powers and material acquisitions of Afrikan leaders forms the theme of this new single from the the Nigerian Hip Hop Czar and Rights activist, Eedris Abdulkareem.
In “Afakulu”, the artiste hails the doggedness and never say die attitude of a select number of freedom fighters and unrepentant activists and social crusaders who are in the forefront of the struggles, while denouncing the greedy, sit-tight and vision less leaders who have constituted themselves as clogs in African’s wheel of progressive. This later category also includes corporate organizations and organs who are feeding fat from Afrika and yet work in consonance with the traducers and killers of the dreams of a greater and better Afrikan Continent.
While commending the immense contributions of media organizations like HipTV, Kennis Music and a few others, the Olympic Torchbearer also lampooned the inappropriate and career killing antics of MTV Base and Multi Choice whose mode of business is questionable, in addition to acting as co conspirators with despotic Afrikan leaders with the unscrupulous aim of shoring up their already sagging credibilities.
A prime example of this aforementioned criminal collaboration is the idea of hosting this year’s MAMA awards ceremony in Uganda, in the wake of the flawed and heavily rigged presidential election that robbed the authentic winner, the youthful music artiste Bobbi Wine in favour of the aging and thieving President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since the eighties.
Nuff said, as the saying goes, the taste of the pudding is in the eating!!! Come on board and let’s”Afakulu” the wicked ones together as we build up that Afrika of our dreams!!!