In a recent live performance, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, renowned as KWAM 1 or K1 De Ultimate, didn’t just sing; he lamented the economic hardships gripping Nigeria under President Bola Tinubu’s government. A loyal supporter of Tinubu, KWAM 1 expressed disappointment, his voice resonating the collective anguish of Nigerians.
KWAM 1 had initially believed in Tinubu’s ability to rescue the nation from past mismanagement. However, as he belted out his heartfelt lyrics, he painted a stark picture of a country grappling with escalating fuel and dollar prices. Salaries have lost their value, leaving citizens in financial distress.
Addressing Tinubu directly, KWAM 1 implored him not to be swayed by deception and to heed the cries of the suffering masses. Recognizing Tinubu’s divine blessings, the singer urged swift action to alleviate the nation’s woes.
“There is no light. Why did it turn this way? Please, let’s find solutions to these problems. Please, don’t pay deaf ears to people’s wailings and struggles. Nigerians are vexed. The businessmen in this country are also angry. See what dollars turned into. The issue of kidnappings in Nigeria is now something else.”
In a chorus of concern echoing beyond the musical stage, KWAM 1 pleaded for tangible solutions to the crisis. He appealed for a leader’s empathy in the face of escalating hardships, reminding Tinubu of his responsibility to address the nation’s critical issues.
This poignant musical plea coincides with remarks from figures like Peter Obi, who labeled Tinubu as a potential record-holder in the Guinness World Records for causing “untold hardship” to Nigerians. As the nation grapples with economic challenges, KWAM 1’s impassioned cry serves as both a critique and a call for decisive action to uplift the people he once believed Tinubu could save.