Niger Delta Blues

The Niger Delta blues was written and produced by BANTU(crew) and Aman Junaid, and is an informative song about the history of Niger Delta. Through this song we learn that there is an ongoing environmental devastation caused by the oil industry in the Niger Delta. The Niger delta is the delta of the Niger river located in the Atlantic Ocean on the Gulf of Guinea. Furthermore, we learn about the inhumane conditions the people are forced to live under seen from a Nigerian perspective.

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The commencement of the song is a speech over music, making the listeners informed and enlightened already from the first few seconds. “We have gathered here to protest the environmental devastation caused by the oil industry in the Niger delta”.

Progressively into the song we are informed of the many cruel diseases such as malaria, cholera and typhoid that are a certainty for the majority of the inhabitants.  Furthermore, we hear about the frustration the Nigerians are faced with as they see the attitude the rest of the world show as they are faced with their actions. Nigerians cry and plead for help, but no one seems to care about anything but money.

 

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