Speed Darlington who in a new post alleged that Nigerian artistes love copying him, shaded ‘comic’ rapper, Falz for meeting with Diddy.
Speed Darlington who ‘has been inspiring Diddy’ since 2016, stated that he has not been rushing anybody rather they are rushing him. He wrote;
‘Omo nawa ooo. Them no get shame anymore. Someone tell me his not Igbo man please. Well at least I lead in something them dey rush me I never rush them’
He has turned off the comment section of the post, as he suffered severe backlash for it. Falz meeting with Diddy, came after the ace American singer praised him for his ‘This is Nigeria’ video which was cover of Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’.
Falz who mirrored the concept used by the American musician/filmmaker, Donald Glover, used his song to address a number of societal issues in Nigeria.
“This is Nigeria” was released late on Friday, May 25th and many reacted since the release of the video, with some criticizing the video, largely due to the topical issues highlighted in it, while some praised the creative ingenuity behind the work. Reacting to the video, Diddy, who happens to be the owner of Revolt TV and Bad Boy Records, posted a short clip on his Instagram page and he wrote “#Nigeria LETS GO!”
In another post, Diddy praised Nigerian artistes for “changing the game”.
“Sending love to Nigeria. So many great, beautiful artist[es] changing the game,” he wrote.
‘This is Nigeria’ was produced by Wande Thomas and the video was directed by Prodigeezy. On the song, Falz raps about the menace of Fulani herdsmen, codeine epidemic among Nigerian youth, the much-panned special anti-robbery squad (SARS), internet fraud also known as ‘yahoo yahoo’, the Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls abduction. The song also got the attention of MURIC, who demanded its ban.