#EndSARS: Tiwa Savage Calls On Beyonce To Lend Her Voice To The Struggle
Nigerian afrobeats star Tiwa Savage has called out the Beyonce over her silence following the widely publicised #EndSARS protests currently going on in Nigeria.
Since the protests began, several international celebrities have spoken up, condemning police brutality in Nigeria. Kirk Franklin, Trey Songz, Viola Davis, footballer Mesut Ozil, Kanye West, and most recently Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have put up the #EndSARS hashtag on the social media, in solidarity with the movement.
Tiwa Savage urged Beyonce and her Parkwood Entertainment team to lend their support to struggle as well.
“Dancers, creatives. I’m calling on Beyonce and her team. The same way they used their platforms to elevate and show the world that black is king and how beautiful Afrobeat and Africa and our culture is. I want them to please use their voice and their platforms right now because the same country that birth this genre is on fire. Right now. It is on fire. Where these creatives are from is on fire,” Savage said during the Instagram livestream.
“Because we all celebrated Black is King,” Savage added. “I personally was so proud of that project but please you cannot be quiet on this. You cannot.”
Tiwa Savage shared that she might get blacklisted for what she’s doing but she has no choice.
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In the same vein, media personality Toke Makinwa has called on reality TV stars Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, urging them to lend their voices to#EndSARS.
“Dear @KimKardashian have you heard about what is going on in Nigeria? Police brutality? They are shooting, looting, r****g and killing innocent Nigerians, we know all your work on prison reforms pls could you support us with your platform? The whole world needs to know #EndSWat.” She wrote on her Twitter.
She also tweeted at Kylie Jenner writing:
“Dear @KylieJenner you have such a huge influence on the youth of this generation, Nigeria is going through one of the hardest things right now, we need you to pls use your platform to support the citizens of Nigeria against Police brutality. Check #Endpolicebrutality #EndSars.”
Both Tiwa Savage and Toke Makinwa have been using their platforms to amplify the message and have joined the protests as well since it began.
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