Nigerian musician, songwriter, and Disc Jockey (DJ), Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch has described the Nigerian Military as mindless zombies who obey idiotic orders
The Delta born entertainer revealed this while referencing Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
She made these remarks during her speech at the Oslo Freedom Forum, she revealed that Nigerian youths are ready to stand up to the oppressors (Nigerian leaders) but they are afraid hence their failure to create an enabling environment for the youths to thrive and contribute to the nation’s development.
Dj Switch who became more prominent during the ENDSARS protest of 2020 after she went off the scene due to safety concerns having made live video stream of the Lekki Toll gate incident on October 20, 2020 available to the world has since continued her advocacy for Nigerian youths.
According to DJ Switch
“As an artiste and a DJ, I listen to music a lot all the time and I am reminded of the legend — the artiste, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He was known for speaking truth to power with his music and I am reminded of his 1977 song titled, Zombie.
“Here, Fela likens the Nigerian military to mindless zombies following idiotic orders. It was relevant then, it is relevant today and it is most likely relevant tomorrow, in the future.
“The same future that they say is in the hands of the leaders of tomorrow, but what we have tomorrow are recycled leaders of today who have failed to provide an enabling environment for young leaders to thrive and contribute. But they chose, instead to kill us all off one by one.
“This might sound outrageous to you and you might wonder why; I will tell you. Our leaders are afraid; it is as simple as that. They are afraid of a thinking, innovative, and collaborative working Nigeria. They are afraid of every young Nigerian who, against all odds, have made it for themselves.
“They are afraid of a ‘me’; the coconut head generation as we like to call ourselves. We are hard-headed, we are not easily deceived by propaganda. We stand up to our oppressors, starting with the Nigerian Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.
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“Yes, you heard me right. The Nigerian Minister for Information, our very own spin doctor, his first name is ‘Lie’. It is inevitable, right? The pun is begging me. ‘Lie’ called the shooting a fabrication of a massacre without bodies. He said I was a purveyor of fake news with an intent of tarnishing the nation’s image and I am a terrorist among other things.
“The Nigerian Army called the shooting fake and that I had made the whole thing up with a green screen. Yes, I have plans of going to Hollywood after this speech.”
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