As protests against police brutality continue around the country, crowds of protestors are continuously turning out in droves to protest the harassments and extrajudicial executions carried out by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
With hundreds of protestors flooding the streets, celebrities have taken to their platforms and used their influence to speak to call for action.
While some famous faces like Runtown and Falz have led peaceful physical protests, others have been spotted on social media fighting for justice while spreading important messages along the way.
From Davido to Kate Henshaw, below are the celebrities who are standing in solidarity with their followers and calling for the end of the tactical police unit.
If your child asks you to change your wicked ways, as a responsible parent do you inflict more wickedness or change for the better?@MBuhari @NGRPresident @ProfOsinbajo @PoliceNG @NGRSenate
WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE. WE VOTED YOU IN. #DoTheRightThing #endssars
— RUGGEDMAN (@RuggedyBaba) October 9, 2020
The rapper who is know for his anti-police brutality activism positioned a question to the Federal Government and other important authorities while calling for a change.
Dear @CNN @AlJazeera Nigerians need you to broadcast the on going protest to end police brutality esp from a unit called SARS !!! Maybe then the people in power will do something to #EndSars #EndSars #EndSars 😷
— Iceprince (@Iceprincezamani) October 9, 2020
The star singer called on international media outlets to help shed a spotlight on the ongoing cause.
" Public servants are servants of the public. Servants do not brutalise their masters" – @DrJoeAbah
" Demanding accountability need not be perceived as an attack" – @segalink #EndSARSImmediately #EndSARS#EndSarsNow #EndSARSProtest #OurLivesMatter
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) October 9, 2020
The Nollywood actress on Friday fumed on Twitter, while quoting two statement shared by a former Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms and convener of the #EndSARS movement.
— DREMO 🔥🐉 (@Dremodrizzy) October 4, 2020
The DMW rapper poured out his frustration in a new song titled, “THIEVES IN UNIFORM”.
The potential genius of the #EndSarsProtests as a trigger point for change is that it is harder to politicise along ethnic and religious sentiments which are Nigeria’s eternal Achilles heel.
I hope this generation smashes it.
— Funmi Iyanda (@Funmilola) October 9, 2020
The veteran TV host shared words of encouragement while expressing why it might be impossible for the Federal Government to politicize the protests.
— Davido (@davido) October 4, 2020
The ‘Blow My Mind’ singer pleaded with everyone to come together and end the woes, alongside a powerful image.
Today is a good day to #EndSARS
— Adesua Etomi-Wellington (@AdesuaEtomiW) October 9, 2020
The actress kept it short and straight-to-the-point by asking for the police unit to be abolished.
Donald trump is not your business!
Old man! Police/Sarz still killing
Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something!
Nothing concern u for America!
Face your country !! https://t.co/thxmoYb7VE
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) October 4, 2020
The celebrated singer called out the President after he sent a get-well-soon message to US President Donald Trump who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19.
🇳🇬 INSTAGRAM is so QUIET! y'all is still POSTING PICTURES like nothing is HAPPENING IN YOUR COUNTRY! #BlackOutTuesday #BlackLivesMatter you joined Ooh!! what's HAPPENING NOW!?
we have time to INFLUENCE everything else but the lives of our own people!! WAKE UP!#EndSARS
— TACHA🔱🇳🇬🇬🇭 (@Symply_Tacha) October 9, 2020
The BBNaija star told her fans to use the same energy they directed towards the global Black Lives Matter protests for the #EndSARS campaign.
Dear Elites, Thank you for all that you do and your passion. I love my #MercyMercyMovie and I really want us to talk about it but today, we need to fight for our lives and stand against police brutality. #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality #WeAreTired
— Erica Nlewedim⭐️ (@EricaNlewedim) October 9, 2020
The reality TV star cum actress told her fans to come together and direct their attention towards the #EndSARS movement instead of her new short film.
The youth in Nigeria deserve good leadership and guidance. This situation is tied to many other issues. Please lend your attention to this pressing problem! #EndSARSImmediately #EndSarsProtests #EndSARS #EndSARSProtest
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) October 9, 2020
The UK-based actor called for the Federal Government to address the “pressing problem” while noting that the youths deserve good leadership and guidance.
— Do2dtun Energy gAD (@iamDo2dtun) October 8, 2020
The popular on-air personality who marched during yesterday’s peace protests gave a powerful and insightful speech.
Mr Frank Mba called those organizing protests clout chasers on national TV. That won't solve the problems on the hands of police authorities. #EndSars
— FemiJACOBS (@FemiJACOBS) October 9, 2020
The Nollywood actor disagreed with the controversial comments made by Frank Mba, the Police spokesman who appeared in an interview and downplayed the efforts of concerned Nigerians on Friday.
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) October 9, 2020
The magazine publisher and socialite simply shared screenshots of his Instagram posts where he lamented about the never-ending issues.
I'm in no way supporting Yahoo boys but I have a question. If SARS are trailing Yahoo boys, then what's the job of EFCC? #EndSARS
— DJINEE (@DJINEE) October 9, 2020
The ‘Ego’ singer posed a question to his fans on Twitter.
Press releases without any action, are way too common. We’ve been here before. #EndSARS
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) October 4, 2020
The TV host address the press release shared by the Presidency when the #EndSAR campaign resurfaced last weekend.
You’ve not provided basic amenities for your citizens and these citizens , exhausted , are just trying to get home after a long day of trying to provide for themselves but you won’t even let them. You won’t even let them LIVE. #EndSARS #EndSarsProtests
— Kemi SmallzZ (@kemismallzz) October 9, 2020
The popular radio host poured out her frustration about the unjust killings by the security operatives.
There is no credit to take here. The only credit is if we end this Menace now!!! The success of this would be a safe Nigeria that every youth can live in without fear of being killed by the people who are supposed to protect us!!! We are Tired!! #EndSARS #ALutaContinua
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) October 9, 2020
The comedian who is one of the public figures, leading the protests in Lagos on Friday called for the tactical police unit to the scrapped.
Enough is Enough .. #EndSARS
— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) October 9, 2020
The Nigerian footballer put it simple and well when he tweeted: “Enough is Enough”
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