Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), a human rights attorney, has responded to criticisms that his son Folarin Falana, called Falz, is embarrassing the government. He claimed that he received requests from people to confront Falz about his statements and actions, damaging the government’s reputation. Mr. Falana claims that Falz is an adult who is aware of his behavior and that he questioned the source of the idea.
He recalled how his son had frequently seen him get imprisoned numerous times as he was fighting for democracy during the military era. The Senior Attorney commented following the publication of a song by his rapper son in which Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Election Commission, INEC, was criticized. He included Nigerian hip-hop icon Vector in the song “Mr. Yakubu,” which decries how the 2023 general elections were conducted
The activist teased some parts of the music video on his official Twitter profile, piquing social media users’ excitement. He had previously criticized the electoral commission for spending N300 billion on an election that numerous international and local observers, as well as well-intentioned Nigerians, had characterized as a fraud that was not credible, free, or fair. He also made public a sample of what is believed to be an accurate depiction of the tampered-with results sheets in Nigeria.