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#Where Is OurMoney: What Fela Kuti Tells Us

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As Nigerian youth all over the world protest the nation's missing oil billions, if I may be forgiven, I will like to recommend we all listen to this song and read the lyrics, of 'Army Arrangement,' by late Sage Fela Anikulapo Kuti. It serves as a reminder and prompts us on the dangerous déjà vu and ground-hog day path we are upon. These are the predictable steps after the Whistleblower is fired:

Lyrics: Army Arrangement (Fela Kuti and Egypt 80, courtesy, Afrobeatmusic.net )

Whether you like or you no like

after you hear this true talk

if you like e good

CHORUS: Ge ge

if you no like you hang

CHORUS: Ge ge

if you hang you go die

CHORUS: Ge ge

you go die for nothing

CHORUS: Ge ge

you go carry your body go police station

you die e wrongfully

CHORUS: Ge ge, Ge Ge, Ge (Repeat verse)

Man dey suffer him no fit talk na condition

man dey suffer him no fit talk na condition too

suffer dey Africa, ba ba da ba

I suffer dey ba ba da ba

condition dey e ba ba da ba

Me I no say you be African e man

and we dey suffer ba ba da ba

which condition you dey I don't know

the condition me I dey me I know

My condition don't teach make I act

Oh

If your condition today make you shake

and you still dey not talk the may you feel

make you open your eyes very well

to hear the truth talk me I dey talk

listen make you dey gree for me

Every day and night you dey hear me talk

One day yourself you go gree with me

to dey act the way as you dey feel

remember if you no act your own

one day of course we must die

Nigeria gettin money

foreign money from oversea

announcement start to happen

newspaper carry dem paper

radio dey shout for studio

Obasanjo turn vocalist

Yaraduwa road manager

every government statement

seven billion Naira missing

missing from oversea

foreign currency scandal

dey start to arrest everybodyo

e no finish, e no finish, e no finish

doctors, lawyers, auxilliars

Ingeniors, photographers

all of dem kirikiri

10 to 15 years of jail

after one year inside jail

civilian government take over

Dem releasy all of dem

Dem say dem be innocentio

e no finish, e no finish, e no finish

Two point eight billion Naira

Oil money is still missing

Dey set up inquiry

Dey say money no lost eo

Dey dabaru everybody

supervisor Obasanjo

Dey say make him no talk o

Money no lost dem shout again

Inquiry come closeoo

e no finish, e no finish, e no finish

election story inko

Obasanjo plan am very well

him take all politicians

who rule Nigeria before

the same old politicians

who spoil Nigeria before

Obasanjo carry all of dem

All of dem dey there now

e no finish, e no finish, e no finish

the young Africans dey get two ears for head

dem get two eye too

Dem dey see the thing wey dey happen

Dem dey hear am too

Few people dey fat with biggy money

and the rest dey hungry

me Fela, I challengie Obasanjo

na way he the all the time

make him carry me go any court

I go open book for am

Now whyo government e we dey do

eh bamihoo

na weak e government e dey oo

eh barri bao

now barri bao

now paddi paddi government we dey

eba me o

CHORUS: yeah

plenty money

CHORUS: yeah

plenty money

CHORUS: yeah

paddi paddi, arrangeni

yeah whyo, whyo, economics, yeah

I am together, gimme the answer

CHORUS: Army arrangement

paddi paddi ad am together

CHORUS: Army arrangement

Economic ad them together

CHORUS: Army arrangement

Division or multiplication

CHORUS: Army arrangement

Mathematicians, put am together

CHORUS: Army arrangement

Division or multiplication

CHORUS: Army arrangement

One asnwer you get

CHORUS: Army arrangement

money, money, put am together

CHORUS: Army arrangement

CHORUS: youdi, yousile

CHORUS:

one day maybe one day

those say dey steal money for government

It is time we take it all the way and clear out this chronic jagajaga. It is time for a new path, a new future and a new Nigeria. Are you up to it? I am!

#WhereIsOurMoney #NoMoreChancing #WeNoBeMugun

Dr. Peregrino Brimah

http://ENDS.ng [Every Nigerian Do Something]

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