Legendary singer Innocent Idibia aka 2Baba right from the word go has been one of the very few Nigerian musicians who use their music to tackle socio-political issues in Nigeria.
The Iconic singer has come out to offer his candid advise to Nigerian youths ahead of the 2019 general election.
Read up 2Baba’s advise to Nigerian youths against criminal minded politicians in a chat with Showtime;
“My advice to the youths is that we should begin to celebrate what is right. We should stop celebrating criminals; we should stop hyping people that have done nothing to benefit us. Imagine, someone wakes one morning and suddenly becomes a Senator with a lot of money; people will begin to celebrate him/her even when he has done nothing for his people. When you campaign for votes and you finally win, you’ve to have something to show for those votes. So, we need to begin to celebrate people who are genuine and not criminals”.
The “Amaka” singer shared his hope that the Nigerian populace would not allow themselves to be used by politicians again. “I hope so, because that would depend on the electorate. I’m hoping that Nigerians will understand that politicians should not use them again; I’m hoping that they would understand that these people will tell their usual stories, but we also should tell our own story this time around”, he said.
He also left a word of advice for the government. He said;
“My advice is that they should speak to the people more, they should let us know what’s happening. When people don’t know what’s happening they tend to talk, they tend to argue. When we hear something in the news tomorrow we don’t even know if it’s the truth or a lie because the government doesn’t even talk to us; we don’t even know what’s going on. And that is a major issue; they should let the people know what’s going on, so, that the people can participate and be actively involved in the governance of the nation. The government should carry the people along.”