Nigerian rapper and actor Folarinde Falana better known as Falz is not only known for his humour but his music which often touches on societal issues from politics, religion, etc.
Last year the singer suffered criticism in high places for his song ‘This Is Nigeria’. His most recent album is laced with conscious music from start to finish. However, Falz admits his music has been misunderstood and people think he is always against the womenfolk.
In a chit chat with Showtime the artiste says he does not hate women but prostitution.
“I have been misinterpreted especially in recent times. To a large extent, I understand the sentiments or the feelings of the people that have misinterpreted me. The biggest misconception about my person is that I’m a misogynist, that I hate women. I think it’s funny, I think it’s laughable because I have continually spoken against the prostitution culture. It’s just something I don’t subscribe to, but it doesn’t mean I hate women or anything.
“Men that do these things too are equally doing something that I don’t like, but maybe it’s because I have only done more stuff about the girls, and I understand that because women are the gender that is oppressed. There is male supremacy that is perpetrated in every sphere of life and I understand that for this reason, it could be vexing for the listeners. I’ve made a lot of music that speaks about women oppression and sexual abuse; ‘Child of the world’ for example.
“That is a very conscious song, it talked about sexual abuse, suicide and the need for help. On my ‘Moral Instruction’ album, I made a lot of stuff pertaining to human trafficking. I pay a lot of attention to things that affects people; so there is no way someone will sit in their house and say I’m a misogynist”, he lamented.