End SARS: 'I'm Not Afraid Of Dying'- Falz Interviewed On CNN (VIDEO)
''I’m not afraid for my life, I could easily get killed by something else in Nigeria,'' Falz says in interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
Multiple award-winning singer, Folarin Falana fondly referred to as Falz, got interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about the #EndSARS protest.
The Nigerian singer who gave an overview of why SARS was created, also outlined the grievances of the Nigerian youths against the controversial police unit which is centred on “profiling”.
Falz further pointed out that the major issue surrounding the disbandment of the police, is that same claims have been made continuously over the years.
The frontliner of the #EndSARS protesters who was also asked if he’s afraid to die like others who are scared to speak in front of the camera stated that he isn’t.
According to Falz, he can easily get killed by other things in Nigeria which include; unemployment, poor health care system and bad roads.
He said, “I am not afraid for my life because where we are right now, I feel like I can easily die by anything else anyway. I do not know where to start because we have a non-existent healthcare system for example. We have a seriously high level of poverty; there is unemployment. We are in a critical state because of the level of corruption and mismanagement of funds that we continue to see on a daily basis. If I do not come out to complain about the state of things, I can have an accident on my way to work and die as a result of that because the state of the healthcare is nothing to write home about.
Falz added that it is disheartening that the Nigerian government is dragging its feet in implementing some of the reforms it claims it’s leading.
''We do not even have proper hospitals because they are not well equipped. People have to travel abroad to have proper healthcare. We keep on saying that every single Nigerian is one sickness away from passing away. So what kind of life am I living any way? Why should I be afraid of dying? I am going to die anyway so what is the point.”