See JoulesDaKid in anti-police brutality music video for, “RRS”, featuring Ajebutter22

A funny approach to a serious conversation

Any Nigerian youth who hasn’t fallen victim to police misconduct knows at least one person who has suffered that fate. Using social media as a litmus test, #EndSARS was a twitter trend for weeks just a few months ago. The hashtag has since gone down the drain other social media instigated protests in Nigeria go to die, while cases of over-policing are still reported on a daily. JoulesDaKid and Ajebutter22 take on the issue on “RRS”, where they employ Hip-hop’s telltale songwriting to detail how dire the situation is.

While the song leans towards humor as they narrate their experiences with the police, the underlying message remains clear. The recently released video follows in a similar direction with assistance from comedians, Ebiye, Bollylomo and other actors. The music video shows JoulesDaKid and Ajebutter violently arrested without cause, then incarcerated.

Just like the song, the video is clearly meant to be lighthearted but we still watch a lawyer try and fail to bail them out of jail till a large sum of money is sent to the head of the police. “RRS” is a telling of a failed system where bail is not free and suspects are immediately conceived as convicts.

Watch JoulesDaKid and Ajebutter22 in the video for “RRS” below.

Featured Image Credits: YouTube/JoulesDaKidVEVO

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