#ProblemsTheEP: No Stain

Problems by Uviboy and Rukky

“No Stain” is the sixth and final track on #ProblemsTheEP by me and Uviboy. It is a song of affirmation about integrity and anti-corruption in our land.

This song was inspired by the following lines from the former Nigerian national anthem:

Our flag shall be a symbol
That truth and justice reign
In peace or battle honoured
And this we count as gain
To hand on to our children
A banner without stain

This anthem was in use from 1960-78. The country was far from perfect then, but at least it seemed to be a whole lot better than it is today. Rising levels of corruption and impunity have led to the deterioration of virtually every section of the country, from politics to the economy and even the society.

And corruption in Nigeria is not limited to our leaders. Many of us would have heard of ‘Nigerian scam’, ‘419’, ‘Yahoo Yahoo’, or some variation of these terms that indicate internet fraud in Nigeria.

This song calls on us to reclaim those words from the former anthem by maintaining integrity and shunning corruption. We must remove the stain from our flag and from our land.

Problems the EP tracklist

You can listen to “No Stain” below or on Audiomack.

Go to fanlink.to/ProblemsTheEP to listen on other music platforms. Scroll down to view lyrics.

Lyrics:

My mama told me of a beautiful land
A land with a flag
A flag with no stain oh
My mama told me of a wonderful land
A land with a flag
A flag with no stain oh

So when I carry my flag (no stain)
Anywhere that I go (no stain)
Anything that I do (no stain)
No stain, no stain, no stain

Some of our politicians really need God oh
Because of the way they be diverting funds oh
No proof, they can’t even check the records
Why? Because the office don burn (has burnt)

Corruption not limited to only the politicians
We have some other fraudulent tacticians
Hush when you see the way they balling
Forming big dog, but they really little puppies

Spending funds that don’t belong to them
Showing their lifestyle on the internet
Too much money don dey reduce their sense
Follow their ways bros (brother), you go end up for cell

It’s really sad that they glad when they take our cash
Evil plans, they use charms to coordinate the scam
Don’t rush, work hard, your time will come
Stay legit and trust God, everywhere go burst (everywhere will be fruitful)

My mama told me of a beautiful land
A land with a flag
A flag with no stain oh
My mama told me of a wonderful land
A land with a flag
A flag with no stain oh

So when I carry my flag (no stain)
Anywhere that I go (no stain)
Anything that I do (no stain)
No stain, no stain, no stain

I wanna be rich, I want quick money
Do whatever it takes to have that luxury
But I ain’t gonna be like that, no stain
The labour of my heroes past will never be in vain

I’m just trying to live right
Join me, here’s your invite
Integrity, honesty
That’s the watchword

You’re pointing your fingers at all those in power
But deep inside, you know you ain’t any better
See we need to come and make an affirmation
No stain in my land no more

When I carry my flag oh (no stain)
Anywhere that I go (no stain)
Anything that I do (no stain)
No stain, no stain, no stain

When I carry my flag (no stain)
Anywhere that I go (no stain)
Anything that I do (no stain)
No stain, no stain, no stain

And with this, we have come to the end of #ProblemsTheEP. Did you read through all the blog posts in this series? Let me know in the comment section which one you found most interesting!

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