By Oyinlola Awonuga (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)
Top Nigerian female music star, Tiwa Savage, recently shared a heartfelt video on social media concerning the nationwide #EndSARS protest.
The music star shared a heartfelt video on her Instagram page where she explained some of the conditions Nigerians are currently facing in the country and how they are not fighting for basic amenities but for their own very lives.
Based on this, she went ahead to call on international music stars, particularly top American singer, Beyonce to join in the protest currently on-going in Nigeria.
Tiwa reminded her of how she and her team reached out to a lot of Nigerians for her “Black Is King project”.
She said: “I want to use my platform to call Beyonce and the whole team that reached out to a lot of Nigerians; Nigerian artistes, producers, video directors, dancers, creatives.
“I’m calling on Beyonce and her team the same way they used their platform to elevate and show the world that Black Is King and how beautiful Afrobeat and Africa and our culture is. Because the same country that birth this genre is on fire right now. Where these creative are from is on fire. So I’m calling on Beyoncé and the whole team and telling them that you cannot ignore this, that you cannot be quiet. Because we all celebrated the Black Is King.
“I personally was so proud to be part of the project. I know people are going to hate me, I know I’m going to get backlash from this, there’s even a possibility that I could get blacklisted for this.”
The Nigerian music star also called on organizations that could help out by renovating police and army barracks while also donating uniforms and body cams for the officers.
Nigerians however reacted to the video on social media in a disappointing thread with many stating that it shows she doesn’t care.
Read some reactions:
You carry Beyoncé on your head with osuka but she won’t even blink for 5 seconds and say something about the most important issue in your country this year. Even Kanye tweeted #[email protected]
Tiwa Savage’s Video Of Calling Out Beyoncé To Lend Her Voice To #ENDSARS is Such A Brave Move! https://t.co/Gaax3uj8HT harp://t.co/[email protected]
BREAKING: touts brought guns and matchets to attack EndSARS protesters. Location unknown yet
Please retweet aggressively 🙏🙏
TwitterDown | Beyonce | money | Chargers | [email protected]
We don’t need to call on Beyonce and other celebrities because the world is already watching. You’re either for us or against us, it won’t stop this movement to #EndSARS
Definitely our efforts and voices won’t be in vain. This Generation will always make a difference #[email protected]_
Beyonce brought this upon herself the moment she wanted to rep Africa, she should have stopped at representing black Americans,
But shalaye. Now she’s ignoring #[email protected]
When you released Lion King, many Nigerians saw it a moment of unity for all black people. A true “Wakanda” moment.
Our people are being killed by police. Take a moment @Beyonce.
Lend a voice for the millions of Nigerians who love you.
Help us #[email protected]