The impending 2023 elections will see Wizkid, a Nigerian superstar, retire more senior Nigerian politicians. The comments were made by Wizkid in a media interview with The Guardian, a publication based in the UK.
The Essence crooner urged Nigerians to protest officials in the country, saying, “I’m about to go crazy on their asses this election. All these old men are going out of power this time. They need to go to an old people’s home and chill out.”
The Grammy Award winner promised to exert pressure to remove senior politicians from office in the general election of the next year after advising them to retire from politics. He claimed that aside from people’s individual accomplishments in the sports, entertainment, and comedy industries, there is nothing worth celebrating in the nation.
Wizkid belongs to a generation that is bitterly disappointed with Nigerian politics. He postponed the already delayed release of Made in Lagos by two weeks and took part in a march in London when the #EndSars protests were started by Nigeria’s youth.
At the Lekki toll gate in Lagos that October, soldiers from the Nigerian army started shooting at unarmed protestors. Wizkid is one of many Nigerians who, in the wake of the injustice, feel unable to commemorate the nation’s October independence day. Despite the nation’s current state, Wizkid still has great aspirations for Nigeria and is proud of his roots.