“Hypocrite” by Falz and Demmie Vee is one of the standout tracks from Falz’s latest album, ‘Moral Instruction’. The 9-track sociopolitically charged album holds up a mirror to the Nigerian society, but it’s on the Demmie Vee assisted track that the idea is fully formed as he calls out the double standards in the Nigerian society, where corrupt religious leaders persecute homosexuals and rapists judge the drug abusers; “But You Say You No Dey Smoke, You No Dey Drink Liquor/ But Your Heart E Dey Evil, Shey You See The Picture”.
Over the melancholy instrumentals, Falz and Demmie Vee question the moral standing of our society with lyrics aimed at the normalized injustice in religious institutions, politics, and families. The recently released music video for “Hypocrite” builds on their critique of society through striking imagery as we watch different violent crimes like murder, domestic assault, and election violence committed with zero consequence. Though in reality, the evildoers living among us are often hidden and protected by social institutions, in the video, a white veil is shown covering the eyes of the offenders as though Falz is asking for them to be called out.
Watch the music video for “Hypocrite” below.
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