Reactions as Asa performs Fire on the Mountain for Buhari, others at NNPC unveiling

Musician Asa

Nigerians have reacted to the video of music artiste Asa performing her hit song ‘Fire on the Mountain’ at the unveiling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).

The event, which was held at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday, had in attendance several dignitaries, including President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari.

Asa’s performance at the event comes at the peak of political discourse where youths are more involved in bidding to re-elect a ruling political party or try other candidates who might lead the country to a different, better path.

Nigerians took to social media commending Asa for passing a powerful message with her song to the president and other top government officials.

@MayorOfUyo wrote: “Asa dropped a bomb at the NNPC Summit and walked out without being arrested. By singing FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN before the president, she didn’t abuse anyone, she didn’t criticize anyone. She spoke directly to their consciences with a song.Legendary doings.”

@Drpenking wrote: “Asa was invited to sing at the NNPC re-launch with Buhari in attendance. Guess the song she chose to sing? “There is fire on the mountain.” No one can convince me that this was not on purpose. I saw what you did there, our lovely sister. God bless you for passing the message.”

@TosinMatilda wrote: “ASA sings “Fire On The Mountain” at the relaunch of the NNPC in the presence of President Buhari. Violence served peacefully I hope all these politicians at the event understood the message!

@DejiFaremi wrote:  “Asa sang Fire On The Mountain at an NNPC event, in the presence of Buhari and many other Nigerian leaders. Message passed!

@AdebayoAdekunle wrote: “The music is still fresh. The content is clear. Truly, the message passed but to who? Do they really believe there is any fire on the mountain?”

@MisterJonahh “Asa performed ‘Fire on the Mountain’ at the relaunch of NNPC in presence of President Buhari. To me, this isn’t a performance but a protest. Bravery!”

@DanielRegha wrote: “Asa should have turned down the offer to perform at the NNPC in the presence of the APC elites, whether or not she’s using her song to send a msg is besides the point; What she did defeats the purpose of EndSARS. You don’t call out bad leaders then dine with ’em when it’s convenient.”

@NurudeenObalola wrote: “This is so beautifully poignant. Perfect song to remind those who have mismanaged this country that they’re burning everything down. The only problem is Buhari and his cronies don’t care if the mountain and the surrounding valleys burn to ashes.”

@LinoIsawhe wrote: “Asa’s rendition of “Fire on the mountain” at the NNPC Ltd unveiling is a direct message to Nigeria leaders including Nigeria’s President who is on the ground. I do hope they hear the message and not just enjoy the tune. God bless.”