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Pop Tradition Meets Politics: Fintiri’s references Burna Boy’s track in victory tweet

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Fintiri, in a tweet on Thursday, April 20, 2023, mentioned that the latest happenings in Adamawa would make a superb film script and that finally, “breakfast” was served sizzling and the folks’s mandate had been reclaimed.


For individuals who will not be accustomed to the reference, “final final” is a typical phrase utilized in Nigeria, which suggests “finally.” The phrase can be the title of a track by standard Nigerian musician, Burna Boy.

Within the track, the road goes: “E don forged, final final, na everyone go chop breakfast,” which loosely interprets to, “Ultimately, everybody can have their coronary heart damaged.

In a promotional interview, Burna Boy defined that “chop breakfast” is slang for having a heartbreak. The track is a couple of painful disappointment the singer had in a sentimental relationship, and the message he needs to convey is that in the end, everyone has to really feel that form of ache. And transfer on, ultimately, after unhappiness is gone.

As for Fintiri’s victory, the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) declared him the winner of the Adamawa state governorship election after the collation of the supplementary election outcomes.


Fintiri, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP), had 430,861 votes, whereas Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had 398,788 votes.

The election end result and announcement was keenly contested, with each events placing ahead sturdy candidates.

Binani was first introduced because the winner, even when the resumption of the collation of outcomes scheduled for 11 am on Sunday, April 15, 2023, had but to begin.

This was carried out by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) within the state, Barrister Hudu Yunusa Ari, and never the returning officer, as supplied by the Electoral Act.

In a viral video on-line, the REC, Yunusa, confessed to receiving a ₦2 billion bribe to announce Binani because the winner of the election.


Nonetheless, Binani has refuted the claims in an announcement launched late on Tuesday, April 17, 2023.

Ultimately, it was Fintiri who emerged victorious, and he wasted no time in celebrating his win in his personal distinctive means.

Whereas it might appear odd for a politician to reference a track about heartbreak within the midst of celebrating a political victory, it isn’t unusual for Nigerian politicians to make use of popular culture references of their speeches and statements.

In truth, Burna Boy himself has been identified to talk out about political points in Nigeria, together with the #EndSARS protests that rocked the nation in 2020.