American rapper Nas and British supermodel Naomi Campbell has joined the growing list of international celebrities using their platform to amplify the movement against police brutality in Nigeria.
The past few days, protests have been happening in around the country with many concerned Nigerians in the diaspora now joining in the fight for change. To show solidarity, various local celebrities have joined protests or voiced their support for protestors on their online platforms.
The protests initially started as a call for the rogue tactical police unit Special Anti-Robbery (Squad) to be disbanded but has now turned into a push back against bad governance in country and demand for police reforms and many foreign stars are using their social media platforms to speak out and share their emotions about the ongoing movement.
Some of them include, Kanye West, Viola Davis, Trey Songz, Diddy, Ella Mai, Tina Knowles, Ella Mai, Lil Baby, Nasty C, Cardi B, John Boyega, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, TD Jakes, MoneyBaggYo, H.E.R, Kirk Franklin and many more.
Nas who took to his Instagram to declare his support, using the hashtags #SarsMustEnd #EndPoliceBrutality, shared a photo from an EndSARS protest in Abuja, writing, “#SarsMustEnd #EndPoliceBrutality ?? Nigeria we’re with you!'”
While Naomi who has always expressed her love for the country penned a heartfelt message to the President on Instagram. She wrote, “@muhammadubuhari Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with one of the largest populations of youth in the world!! One of the Leading emerging markets in the world , but who makes this , is our young generation , Nigeria LEAD by EXAMPLE !! , we are BETTER than this @muhammadubuhari ! OUR YOUTHS ARE OUR FUTURE !! #ENDSARS #endpolicebrutality ❤️🇳🇬🦅 #NAOMIAFRICA“
See their reactions below including other Nigerian celebrities in diaspora:
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@muhammadubuhari Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with one of the largest populations of youth in the world!! One of the Leading emerging markets in the world , but who makes this , is our young generation , Nigeria LEAD by EXAMPLE !! , we are BETTER than this @muhammadubuhari ! OUR YOUTHS ARE OUR FUTURE !! #ENDSARS #endpolicebrutality ❤️🇳🇬🦅 #NAOMIAFRICA A post shared by Naomi Campbell (@naomi) on
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SARS is beyond Police brutality!!!!! It Stands for the “Special Anti-Robbery Squad “ but Is a bed of corruption , racism, harassment and brutality . EndSars is a social movement by the people of Nigeria! Support by reposting please!!!!!! Bring awareness !!! #sarsmustend I have word that it has been dismantled. How could the government let this go on ? The people are saying they would brutalize and kill their youth for having nice cars , jewelry or a cell phone !!! Please repost or post about it keep it in the press as much as possible! A post shared by Tina Knowles (@mstinalawson) on
The “disbanding” of SARS is step 1. This has happened before. We have to build a form of community safety that actually makes Nigerians feel safe. Let this be a battle that’s part of a larger movement against corruption to demand a government that truly serves us 🇳🇬#EndSARS
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) October 11, 2020
I’m proud of, and support the youth in Nigeria who are taking a stand to end police violence at home. Enough is enough. You can’t inflict the same crime you’ve been hired to protect against. #Ozugo! #EndSARs ✊🏾🇳🇬✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/Lo3JHzmukF
— Yvonne Orji (@YvonneOrji) October 10, 2020
— Naira Banks (@jackieaina) October 12, 2020
May God be with the Nigerian people at the protest for the fight to end Sars. I really hope you guys are all safe out there. This shit is totally unfair but dont you ever stop fighting for what should be your God Given Right! #LoveYourPeople #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria #EndSARS
— DON (@stefflondon) October 11, 2020
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