Naira Marley, the Nigerian rapper whose real name is Azeez Fashola, has announced that he would be leading a peaceful protest today, Tuesday, 6th October to see an end to SARS and Police brutality.
The singer took to social media on Monday, October 5, to make the announcement, against the backdrop of #EndSARS campaign which has been dominating conversations.
He announced that the protest will begin by 9am at the second toll gate in Lagos.
Naira Marley, who had initially declined participation in any protest over fear of being imprisoned, added that the protest must be peaceful, and free from stealing or vandalism.
“So 9am tomorrow we move
2nd toll gate
No vandalism, no fights and no stealing.” he tweeted.
So 9am tomorrow we move
2nd toll gate
No vandalism, no fights and no stealing.
— nairamarley (@officialnairam1) October 5, 2020
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Nigerians who have been calling on celebrities to lead a protest against many societal issues, with the SARS brutality being one of them, have reacted to the singer’s organised protest call.
Read some reactions below:
@SAUCE__1; The President that we know, ur wish is our Command. It will be Recorded in the History of the world that, D marlians President Gave NIGERIA her freedom by Ending SARS.
@GodswillRobins1; 2023 we will still choose a president for our self we need a youth of 38 in that sit not old men with ancient brains no APC or PDP again lest change our country self
@yusufukasimu1; For the first time, i am beginning to like the person of nairamarley,his music is big n fantastic but now d bro is putting his money where his mouth is:naija youths.it will be peaceful b successful insha allah
@Lass282; Pls dont allow any SARS officer to join the protest. We are doing the Protest to End Sars , Dont carry them along . #EndSarsNow
@sammyrankingh; This thing should not be only @officialnairam1 alone other celebrities should join since they want us to #EndSARS together please @wizkidayo @davido @runtown @2baba and other please let’s come together and get things done
@Updateboyx; You wey dey go with iphone no forget say Na only you dey go house later o
@stephenonwubik1; Hope you guys have heard…. No stealing…. Please make una no put this guy for trouble. I no wan hear say them arrest am again. Although e go fit happen before tomorrow say them (govt) go invoke all litigation on am to stop am… No mannaz