Popular Nigerian singers, Olamide and Lil Kesh, are currently receiving major backlash for their new song which most people believe is promoting ritual killings and illegal means to make money. While Nigerian songs may have one of the best dance hall beats in the world, one of the problems the Nigerian music industry is faced with is the lack of rich lyrics. From promoting alcohol and other substance abuse to berating women, the list seems endless. Currently trending on social media is a song titled ‘Logo Benz’ by Olamide and Lil Kesh which has proven to be quite the controversy within few hours of its release. While these singers have a huge fan base, not so many people are happy with the new release as they suggests it promotes ritual killings and blood money.
This is clearly reflected in the first part of the song chorus which says “If money no enter, I go do blood money.” This has angered a lot of music lovers as they have taken to the social media to condemn the song, criticizing the singer for promoting one of the vices that have since become a fundamental issue in the country. While some OAPs like Toolz have since promoted the song, Cool FM Head of music, PH, Patterson has come out to condemn the song. He tweeted: “Please what absolute filth is this “Logo Benz” song?! My moral standards aren’t the highest but my conscience can’t even let me play this on radio.”
Following the major backlash, neither Olamide nor Lil Kesh has come out to speak on the issue. Recall a while back, Olamide faced criticisms when he released the song, ‘Science Students’ as many people believed it encouraged substance abuse. Well, even though it was glaring how the song promoted the social vice, Olamide came out to defend the song, stating it was advocating against the abuse. With the new song openly talking about doing blood money if all other means fail, it has left a lot of people wondering what either of the singers will say to defend the already controversial song.