Afro-retro singer and soulful storyteller, Ibejii is moving beyond music to speaking out against social problems in the country.
The alternative musician with four studio albums including ‘Green White Dope 001’, ‘Green White Dope 002’, ‘Tribal Marks’ and ‘Music Saved My Life’ is now campaigning against suicide, corruption, poor healthcare, and police brutality amongst others.
The musician is seen in some photographs, holding placards expressing worry about societal ills taking a toll on individuals and the broader Nigerian community.
Top on the list is corruption and absence of accountability in government, suicide as well as Nigeria’s defective healthcare and law enforcement sectors.
One of his placards which shines a light on the misappropriation of public funds and lack of accountability in governance reads ‘120 Km should not take 20 years’.
He also addresses the increasing rate of suicide in the country. He stands on the Third Mainland Bridge – a favourite suicide spot- with a placard reading’ ‘Water is life, choose life, don’t jump.’
To draw attention to Police inefficiency and the country’s inadequate healthcare facilities, Ibejii is seen holding another placard that reads ‘Police reports are medicine after death.’
Unsurprisingly, fans of the artist have been applauding his move, noting that his activism is not misplaced. They pointed out that the social issues he is addressing are essential and need highlighting.
Born in London, the UK, Ibejii’s country of birth and origin, Nigeria, influenced his unique blend of African and international motifs in the creation of his music. IHis music is cross-cultural, cross-continental, and truly delights music lovers from diverse continents.