The Gambian rapper is the first musician in the world to create a song about this incident, a move which is highly hailed by music lovers, advocates and both the local and international press, including BBC and Radio Canada International.
The song, named ‘Bring Back Our Girls’, got over 1000 plays on SoundCloud in just 24 hours, after it was released. The move, according music pundits, will go far enough in raising the flag of not only him and that of the music industry, but the country as a whole.
It could be recalled that over 200 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped last month from their boarding school in Chibok by Boko Haram and are suspected to be deep in Nigeria's northeastern Sambisa Forest, officially a game reserve but long a redoubt for smugglers and criminals hiding in its dense and thorny scrub.
Speaking to What’s On, Killa Ace said the inspiration came as a result of the abduction of the innocent girls who should be in school by now but captured by the terrorist group. He described the incident as ‘not tolerable’, saying it is something that should not continue.
“As an artist I decided to add my voice to the universal call for the release of the innocent girls and do a song about it. I don’t have a gun to go and attack Boko Haram, so my only bullet is my music and mic and that’s why I do a song to condemn the action,” he said.
The song, he added, may not have a very influential impact on the activities of Boko Haram, but will go a long in sensitizing the people that Islam is a violent religion. He said the song clearly sends an alarm to Boko Haram and other groups alike to make a U-turn and live a decent live. The tune also dilated extensively on the protection and empowerment of women and children.
Killer Ace, who recently dropped his new album, expressed delight and thanked all those who contributed to the successful launch of the album. He is currently gearing up for a mega international hip hop festival in Dakar next month where he will officially represent The Gambia for the second time consecutively.