Nigerian rapper and activist, Falz, has urged citizens to take part in the forthcoming general elections and make their voices heard.
In a video shared on his social media platforms, the musician called on Nigerians to ignore the naysayers who claim their votes do not count and participate in the democratic process.
“Election don come o. This is my PVC and I’m sure you have yours and you are ready to vote.
“I don’t want to hear any of that rubbish; all those ‘my votes will not count; what’s the point?’
"Oh God! Please, nobody should annoy me; this is 2023.
“With everything we are going through, if there are still some people saying that then I don’t know what’s wrong with them,” he said.
Falz, who has been a vocal critic of the Nigerian government, encouraged citizens to focus on the goal of choosing their leaders and not be discouraged by pessimists or cynics.
He also expressed his support for a third political force in the country, saying that it is possible to effect change and move away from the current status quo.
“Nobody should tell you that it's not possible; somehow, we've been able to gather momentum, unbelievable momentum, for this formidable third force.
“Forget about all those pessimists, all those cynics that are coming to you, all those irresponsible people that apparently love to suffer and want to keep this status quo.
“Forget about those people and just focus on the goal.
“The goal is that we the people, this time around, are going to choose who rules us,” he added.
Falz’s message comes ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, the first of which is the presidential election scheduled to hold on February 25, 2023.