"...America,the soul is heavy, the little you have left for me I try to function in your madness".
The talented female singer, Nneka is back with a new song forcing us to think about what is going on around us or in this case, the people that fought for their fellow Nigerians in the past.
Do we all know Ken Saro Wiwa?
I mean even if you don't like her kind of music, you'll have to admit she is an extremely talented singer and writer. her lyrics are deep.
I love the song, she delivers brilliantly with passion and the emotion she shows for every part of the song makes you drawn to what she is saying. The video is simple and equally brilliant.
I had to do a quick check on Ken Saro Wiwa hence, the very short piece on him below:
Saro-Wiwa led a nonviolent campaign against environmental degradation of the land and waters of Ogoniland by the operations of themultinational petroleum industry, especially Shell.
At the peak of his non-violent campaign, in the Abacha regim, himself and eight of his fellow activists were sentenced to death by hanging for a crime they DID NOT COMMIT. Very few observers were surprised when the tribunal declared a "guilty" verdict, but most were shocked that the penalty would be death by hanging for all nine defendants.
Many thought they will not be killed as that will attract sanctions by many international organisation but on November 10, 1995, according to most accounts, Saro Wiwa was the last to be hanged and so was forced to watch the death of his colleagues.
Information on the circumstances of Saro-Wiwa's own death are unclear, but it is generally agreed that multiple attempts were required before Saro-Wiwa died