9 songs, 24 minutes in total, Falz is back with his 4th studio album, ‘Moral Instruction’. The album features Demmie Vee, SESS and Chillz with production from SESS, Willis and TMXO. ‘Moral Instruction’ is deliberately socio-conscious and Falz is going against the Nigerian establishment.On the opening track, ‘Johnny’, the Fela-inspired song, Falz conscious lyrics is what hits you. The chorus interpolates Fela’s ‘JJD’ and Falz tackles police brutality and tribal wars. ‘Follow Follow’, the Sess produced track also samples Fela ‘Zombie’, on ‘Follow Follow’, Falz raps about peer pressure and the follow follow mentality that plagues the current social media era.
On ‘Hypocrite’ and ‘Brother’s Keeper’, Falz’s principle of personal responsibility is highlighted. While he blames the government and corrupt leaders for most of Nigeria’s problems Falz also looks inwards and accepts responsibility too. The album is sprinkled with conscious and political gems and Falz is deliberate about that. On the final track ‘After all said and Done’ Falz summaries the album in spoken word format, he tells everyone that cares to listen that Nigeria is ours and it’ll take everybody’s help to make it great.‘Moral Instruction’ is an ambitious and bold project, everything from the theme, to the album, to the sonics screams conscious. Falz is attempting to make a statement by being deliberately outspoken with his music and his subject matter. This is a must-listen for the times we’re in