In 309 seconds, Falz delivered a powerful masterpiece. He passed along three important messages that young girls across Africa need to learn.
Featuring popular actress Toyin Abraham and Bamike Olawunmi, Child of the World is absolutely genius.
Shola’s story is a reflection of our present society’s decadence and the victims of realities that are beyond their control.
Shola’s intention was not to become an aristo girl, she just wanted to make some money and support her mum. Uncle Peter took advantage of her and that opened up an untamable beast and this led to several abortions and eventually HIV.
In a bid to find the easy way out, Shola almost killed herself but she found the courage to tell the world her story and share lessons she paid a huge price to learn.
The first time I listened to the song, I argued that it is not realistic because I know many aristo girls that are happily married and their husbands know nothing about their past.
They drive the biggest cars, married the richest guys, live a good life and from the outside, there are absolutely no consequences.
But hey, it is not the same narrative. Some are not so lucky, some lose their lives in the process, some suffer from infertility because of a botched abortion they did a few years back. It is all about the narrative and Shola’s story is a striking example of the consequences of things going wrong.
Her father left, her mum raised her to be a trophy daughter and one day changed her life, from then on she made a choice that almost cost her soul then she found the courage to tell her story.
This masterpiece that could have only come from Falz the Bahd guy himself teaches us three lessons which are rolled at the end of the video.
Rape is a wicked act and should never be condoned, the victim is never at fault
HIV/AIDS is not a death sentence
Suicide is never the answer, let your situation make you better, not bitter