Nigerian music superstar Wizkid in a recent interview with Osi Suave of The Beats 99.9 FM spoke extensively on why he supports the #EndSARs movement.
According to the singer, police brutality concerns and affects all Nigerians.
“I believe if you are young and you grew up in Nigeria there is no way you have not suffered police brutality except your father is Obasanjo. It’s an issue that affects everyone. It affects you, it affects me, it affects my family, it affects my friends,” he said.
“I have producers and cousins that are on the road every day. I feel like it is going to be a big shame for anyone in this generation in any field you do not open your mouth and speak about the things that are happening in Nigeria. This SARS situation is even our smallest problem in Nigeria that’s why we should not be scared.”
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He also said police brutality is amongst Nigeria’s smallest problems.
“Imagine police killing someone as the smallest problem in Nigeria? We don’t have food, we don’t have light. The things that we don’t have is even too much. I feel like it has to get to a point where the people know their power and speak out about certain things. I’m just doing my own little part even though I’m not Martin Luther King. I’m just speaking about something that concerns me personally.”
Wizkid who just released his fourth studio album has been very vocal about issues that affect Nigeria. He took a swipe at President Buhari for not minding his country after he wished Donald Trump a speedy recovery from Covid-19. The afrobeats star was also at one of the #EndSARS protests that took place in London.
Listen to the full interview below
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