‘Release Sowore’- Falz declares during award speech at 2019 Headies

‘Release Sowore’- Falz declares during award speech at 2019 Headies


Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana aka Falz has requested for the release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protester, Omoyele Sowore as he received his award at the Headies ceremony.


As a matter of fact, Falz who won the award for the single of the year ‘Talk and rap album of the year for ‘Moral Instruction’ reached out to the Nigerian Federal Government during his award speech.



The established rapper and activist has remained one of the most outspoken celebrities in the modern era. Indeed, his award-winning album Moral Instruction concentrated wholly on sensitive issues affecting the country.


Further, the album discussed the economical dip, corrupt judicial system, transactional sex and religious hypocrisy.


His project emerged as the Best Rap Album. Also, he mentioned that he would continue to make conscious music because his voice serves as his most pivotal tool.


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Watch the moment where he received his award below.



Nigerians hail Falz for political consciousness

Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to social media to applaud the singer for his courageous gesture during the award ceremony. Some have considered him the most conscious and creative rap artiste in this generation.


In the light of the foregoing, here is what social media users are saying after his acceptance speech:



As a matter of fact, Falz had slammed the Federal government for detaining Sowore just a couple of weeks ago.


Specifically, Falz, in an Instagram post on Monday, October 1st called the government’s action “shameful.”


This government has shown a disgraceful level of disregard for democracy and the Rule of Law.


“The Court has ordered that Sowore be released but our government of the day has refused to obey the court. This man has been detained for over 50 days, obviously without any conviction.


“Despicable behaviour. Very very shameful. #FreeSoworeNow,” he wrote.


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