The political landscape in Nigeria has been a Joke. In the lead up to the 2019 elections, voting has been critical and inimical for the construction of a democratic state in Nigeria. It’s not new knowledge that the media system of any country is a reflection of the social, political and economic environment in which it operates. It is therefore not difficult to understand the stinging satire of Mr Eazi’s music video, “Keys to The City (Ogede)”, on Nigerian politics. Even as the video is filled with a lot of extravagant living and ill means of earning votes, Mr Eazi uses it to illustrate the ridiculousness that it will be if youths do not vote wisely.
The visuals directed by Meji Alabi, also suggests that the elite domination of the political space in Nigeria is at odds with the democratic spirit, which should reflect equality of participation. After every metaphorical expression is said and done, the music video ends with a more remarkable statement: “Vote wisely, do not sell your votes for stomach-fracture”.
Thus far, the Banku music artist has released “Property” and “Keys to The City (Ogede)” while he continues to tease his next project Lagos to London, to follow up his Accra to Lagos mixtape. Also, through his community service work, the Eazi Sound Foundation completed projects in Owode, Iwoye and Ayetoro in his origin state of Ogun two months ago; he has also been advocating for youths to vote for the 2019 Nigerian elections through the #NotTooYoungtoRun campaign.
Watch Mr Eazi’s “Keys to The City (Ogede)” directed by Meji Alabi below.
Featured Image Credit: Youtube/Mr Eazi
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