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#EndSARS: If I didn’t speak up against police brutality, I would be a coward – Wizkid



Nigerian musician, Ayodeji Balogun professionally known as Wizkid has spoken on the reason for his involvement in the recent End SARS protests which rocked the globe.

Recall that within the first two weeks in October, there were series of protests staged in Nigeria and other countries with a call for an end to police brutality, especially the disbandment of a notorious police unit, SARS.

Many actors, musicians and comic celebrities joined the movement either offline or online and one of such stars is Wizkid, who lent his voice and joined the #EndSARS protest in London.

Speaking on his reason for using his voice to amplify the cries of the people, the Fever crooner told Capital Xtra’s The Norte Show that he had been a victim of police brutality before fame and stated that it needs to end.

He explained that if he had not spoken up, he would have been a coward.

“Police brutality is a serious situation back home in Nigeria. It has been 60 years of political injustice, nepotism, madness and corruption at the highest level.

It is sad that my son is about to be 10 years old and Nigeria is still going through all these madness. If I didn’t speak up or use my voice, then I would be a coward. I will continue to speak about things that affect people in their daily lives.

“I had been a victim of police brutality before I became popular and I know it still goes on. That needs to end. We deserve good governance in Nigeria,” Wizkid said.

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