Over the past year, we have seen multiple subsidiary elections that have given us little faith in the system, such as the laughable results of APC's Lagos State primaries, which clearly indicated foul play.
In anticipation of the general elections on February 16, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rallied together some of our favourite artists on the track, "Not For Sale", to encourage Nigerians to vote responsibly.
Led by 2Baba, who opens the song with some stern words of warning and ties the artists together with his democratic chorus, "Not For Sale" also features M.I., Teni, Chidinma, Waje, Umar M Shareef and Cobhams Asuquo, who also produced the track.
The song sees each star speak to Nigerians in their own unique way: M.I. acknowledges the issues with Nigeria, but persuades us to always strive to do the right thing; whilst Teni sings a sweet verse about national togetherness, a theme which Cobhams reinforces.
The song's video is directed by the team of Paul Gambit and Bobby Hai, and sees our stars, supported by Nigeria's people, rep branded t-shirts that promote the message, "My Vote Is Not For Sale". The video also depicts voters rejecting bribes and choosing to vote for the upstanding party.
In partnership with the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), supported by the European Union, INEC has released an uplifting and hopeful song. We would love to see "Not For Sale" succeed in prompting our people to use their votes wisely.
Watch the video below: