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Entertainment Nigerian stars mobilize against police violence

09:50  22 october  2020
09:50  22 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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The situation remains very tense in Nigeria since the bloody repression of a peaceful demonstration on Tuesday. The international community condemns this recourse to violence and on social networks calls for the resignation of President Buhari are multiplying, notably by Nigerian music stars such as Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage.

The Nigerian stars take an important place in this dispute. Wizkid addresses the crowd at a protest in London. Davido shows up alongside protesters in Abuja.

And if the photo of the green and white flag of Nigeria smeared with bloodstains has been around the Internet, it is also thanks to Afrobeat singers like Yemi Alade or Mr Eazi. Almost all of them have shared it on social networks with strong comments.

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Nigerians take part in a protest against violence , extortion and harassment But the Nigerian youth know better. This was the fifth time in as many years that this thorny unit had been Mobilising on social media, protesters are raising funds to distribute supplies such as food, water and raincoats to

Media reported earlier that Nigerian security forces opened fire on protesters in the A live broadcast from London shows demonstrators holding a rally against police brutality in Nigeria after reports emerged Nevertheless, the rallies went ahead protesting against other forms of police violence .

In Nigeria, there is a culture of protest music. We think of Majek Fashek, the duo P Square and of course Fela Kuti, with his anti-militarist track “Zombie” . Until then the young generation seemed above all concerned with the staging of their social success.

The Black Lives Matter

Awakening Perhaps it is also the Black Lives Matter movement against police violence in the United States that has raised awareness. Black lives matter and some Nigerian artists often have a foothold in the United States, such as Atlanta-born Davido.

Wizkid is 30 years old, Burna Boy 29 years old, Davido 27 years old… The Nigerian stars are in phase with their young audience which is on the front line of repressions.

Across the Atlantic, responding to the call of Tiwa Savage, Beyoncé and her 155 million subscribers, Rihanna, and rapper Nicki Minaj have given a global echo to the struggle by denouncing police brutality and standing alongside their Nigerian “sisters and brothers”.

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