Veteran comedian, Gordons, has defended singer, 2face Idibia’s decision to stand down from yesterday’s national protest, saying that he had no business dabbling into politics in the first place.
The Warri, Delta state born comedian noted that other Nigerian musical icons that made huge impact in their struggle against oppressive or under-performing governments employed the tools that they could use well, which was music.
He told HipTv, “2face is my mentor when it comes to music. He is one musician I adore, legendary to me. But you cannot use a tool that you are not used to…
“When Fela was fighting government, he used a tool that he was used to, that was music. Then Osayomore Joseph in Benin city, fought government and used a tool he was used to. Sunny Okosuns before he died was fighting for freedom with the tool that he was used to.”
He advised 2face to take go back to the studio and make music against the government and forget about his brief romance with political event.
“How on earth would 2face be fighting a fight that he is not used to. 2face is not a politician, he is a musician. If he wants to lead a protest, he should lead with music. How are you going to express yourself 2face when microphone is right in your face and you are asked to express your grievance and the reason why you are protesting? You can’t express yourself, it’s not your game. Do it with music you are used to. 2face is the only illiterate who can sing correctly,” he said
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