Nigerians Call Out Ronke Raji, Jackie Aina, Others For Not Lending Their Voice To #EndSARS
Nigerians have summoned cancel culture on popular YouTuber and makeup artist Ronke Raji for not lending her voice to the #EndSARS protest.
We are canceling Ronke Raji right?
— Ada~Beke💦🌺✨ (@blvck_Witch) October 11, 2020
Since the ongoing nationwide protests calling for the end of SARS, several celebrities both local and international have shown support for the movement. Falz and Runtown led the first massive protest. Tiwa Savage, Wurld, DJ Spinall, BBNaija’s Tasha Akide, and Alex Asogwa, and a host of other celebrities also joined in different protests since October 8th.
International celebrities including Arsenal Footballer Mesut Ozil, Kirk Franklin, Sean Combs Aka P Diddy, Cardi B, and others also joined the struggle, using their platform to amplify the #EndSARS hashtag.
However, Ronke Raji curiously said nothing. Neither did she share or retweet any #EndSARS content on her pages.
When people called her out for that, she said she didn’t feel like it was all about posting.
In addressing large matters especially ones concerning brutality you have to monitor how you com caress ESPECIALLY because it’s a sensitive topic. I’m not going to post because everyone is posting but I’ll fight more to figure out real change. Don’t think posting is all.
— Ronke Raji (@ronkerajii) October 11, 2020
However, Nigerians were not having it.
Dimma made an Entire Video! Went against her schedule and did an entire video on her Channel that has over 6k views in just 2 hours. Ronke Raji cannot just bring herself to retweet #EndSARS. Talking about “my platform”.
We gave you that platform. Us. Nigerians. Remember that.
— Babe’traordinaire⭐️ (@therheevo) October 11, 2020
They criticised her heavily and went on unsubscribe from her channel. Ronke obviously feeling the heat, took to her Instagram to post a short story about riding bicycles in Nigeria. She added a photo of herself sporting her lowcut, edited in her usual brown sepia.
Angry Nigerians however felt she said was too concerned with keeping her page aesthetically pleasing and literally has not said anything noteworthy.
Ronke Raji is trying to make sure her page remains aesthetically pleasing talking about bicycles with a sprinkle of #EndSARS just so we know she has spoken. So disappointing.
— bad bitch T🥵 (@Teemmmii_) October 11, 2020
Ronke Raji said “P.S – they’re killing people in Nigeria xoxo.” pic.twitter.com/QzehovFegC
— spending (@dipo_os) October 11, 2020
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In the same vein, they’re criticising other influential Nigerians in the diaspora including YouTuber Jackie Aina, actress Luvvie and HBO’s Yvonne Orji for not giving the same energy to #EndSARS as they did to the Black Lives Matter protest which took place earlier this year.
If it’s to wear Ankara and dashiki for Tik Tok challenge, that’s where you’ll see Ronke raji and Jackie aina.
— trusss mi daddyyy 🌹 (@Rachel__OT) October 11, 2020
To Ronke Raji & Jackie Aina being Nigerian is an aesthetic & content for their useless YouTube videos.
I no blame them.
— Husna 👣 (@Eirness) October 11, 2020
UNFOLLOW ALL OF THEM EVERYWHERE.
We’re don giving platforms to people who don’t care about us.
— poleeteekah krikum krankum (@ese_belosagie) October 11, 2020
People like Ronke Raji, Luvvie and co don’t want to get into the #EndSars movement because it ruins their brand of Nigeria being only about jollof wars, strict parents, suya and Ankara fabric when the realities are much much harsher. Disappointed but not surprised.
— onyeije (@ebubenw) October 11, 2020
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