Burna Boy Details Lekki Toll Gate Massacre In New Song “20 10 20”
Burna Boy on October 23rd first teased with the snippet of a new song that spoke of the sad event that took place at the Lekki Toll Plaza.At the time he dropped the teaser, emotions were very high as everyone was still in shock over the shooting. He deleted it after a few minutes and many despaired that the song may never see the light of day.
But it did.
The afrobeats superstar dropped “20 10 20” during the first hours of October 30th, a week, and days after the shooting. The song indeed detailed the shootings; the gruesome murder of peaceful #EndSARS protesters who held flags and sang the national anthem on October 20th, 2020.
Listening to the “20 10 20”, one suddenly becomes lucid of the fact that this is a story that utterly needed to be told in a song and in a way only Burna Boy can. The lyrics are brutally telling, bold, guttural, and emotions evoking.
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Notable amongst the lyrics are:
“20th of October 2020
You carry army go kill many youth for Lekki
Na so WATER OOO WATER runaway my eyes
Nothing you go talk wey go justify the case of thеir murder
The chief of staff, thе commander and the army wey carry order
Mr President, Mr GovernorGodfather, gbo gbo IJOBA
All your atrocity
All of your corner corner
Make all the DEADBODY disturb you for your dream”
It goes without saying that nothing preserves history than songs about history and this one will forever be etched on the sands of time.
Listen to “20 10 20” below
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