As the country experiences a continuous spike in the number of rape cases reported and unreported, Lamboginny lends his voice against the epidemic via a Fela-inspired brash-toned Afrobeatsong he titles ‘Control Yourself’.
According to UNICEF data, “one in four Nigerian girls are sexually assaulted before the age of 18. Despite an increase in activism, justice is rare: Nigeria, a country of 206 million people, had just 32 rape convictions between 2019 and 2020, according to data from Nigeria’s national anti-trafficking agency.”
Several state governments in Nigeria were forced to declare “a state of emergency over rape and other gender-based violence against women and children as officials said rapes have tripled during the country’s coronavirus lockdown.”
The singer-activist reuses his platform to address the epidemic as he urges persons culpable or with the intent of such act to control themselves as he employs brash language to address the level of disgust and anger that measures up to the nature of such rape crimes.