See Falz in emotive video for “Child of The World”

Addressing controversial themes of rape, HIV and suicide in the Nigerian society

Falz has shown a liking for using his platform as an entertainer to speak on societal issues most artists will shy away from for being too edgy. But while the message on previous attempts like “Wehdone Sir” may have been dulled by his comical delivery, he was confident enough to do without it on “Child of the World” off his recent ’27’ album and his more popular “This is Nigeria” parody video.

“Child of The World” takes listeners through the life of a girl who was abused and tried to compensate for it by living her life on the edge till she catches the HIV virus and became suicidal. Falz’s account manages to touch on not one, but three controversial themes that normally don’t get the attention they deserve in popular media; Rape, HIV and Suicide. It’s a brave song and it holds a lot of messages for victims, abusers, passive observers and even creatives trying to figure how to speak on controversial issues that need to be discussed in society.

Falz tries to depict the story of “Child of The World” through the video following the girl (Bamike Olawumi, AKA Bam Bam from BigBrother) who plays the victim as he narrates the torching story. Falz plays the role of a mystical figure in a white suit and himself in a traditional Yoruba attire, surrounded by traditional musicians, while the drama plays out in the background.

See the video for Falz’s “Child of the World” below.

Featured Image Credits: YouTube/FalzVEVO

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