Versatile and outspoken Ghanaian Singer/Songwriter, TimTim has in a new song, ‘African Politics’, rebuked African leaders, advising them to sit up or face the wrath of the people.
The musician cum activist noted corruption is getting worse in Africa. And the political leaderships are doing a bad job in tackling the menace. A situation worsened by poverty and hardships has led to massive unemployment and ultimately promoted thuggery amongst the youth.
The lyrics of the song, delivered in pidgin English calls for good governance and urge the citizenry to put African leaders on their toes to develop the continent.
“ … Politics suppose develop Africa, But politics dey kill Africa.
Some ministers dey chop money, Dem dey create, loot dem dey share am.
Politicians must serve the people, But not the people to serve them.
Some dey take Africa money
Dey do investments for oyibo in land, Our leaders get plenty money, But the people no get kobo “ – Lyrics of the song.
The song fearlessly addresses a plethora of issues, fierily. These include corruption, neo-colonialism, bad governance and massive unemployment.
TimTim is of the opinion that sitting on the fence is not an option; he wants the youth to rise up and fight to secure the future of the continent and the unborn generation.
“ African youth rise up
No be say we no get foresight.
Weytin Africa no get
Oil, gold,diamond and tanzanite
Are we selling Africa overnight ?
60 billion for bauxite?
You want go oyibo for check up, I say Corona you are welcome.
And when its time for the election, They dey create too much tension
Africa leaders open your eyes, Oyibo man be too wise
They are re-colonizing Africa through economic imperialism
They go give you plenty money for your campaign enjoy am.
But after you get the power
To payback na ei bi wahala
Oyibo man no need your money, Your resources is the payback “ – lyrics of the song points out.
Released in June 2021, “African Politics” has garnered good reviews across platforms (Online, Radio & Tv).
‘African Politics’ became the unofficial song for the social media campaign #FixTheCountry, dominating discussions across borders and trending on Twitter for weeks.
Timtim, born David Oppong Osabutey, agrees with the widespread opinion that the content needs fixing. And is Calling for Good governance, Sustainable Job Opportunities, Quality Education, Healthcare and Massive infrastructural drive to turn around the fortunes of the continent and inspire hope for the future.
African Politics was produced by Chizzy Bello under the KM Production label.
Connect with TimTim across all social media platforms; Facebook: TmbmTimtim
IG : @timtimmusic
TimTim is the grandson of celebrated highlife musician, Moses K. Oppong, known popularly as Kakaiku.
By: Konxept Worae|3news.com|Ghana