Wizkid speaks on police brutality in Nigeria, says SARS is one of the smallest problems in the country

Posted on Oct 31 2020 - 3:20am by admin

The singer was a guest at The Beats 99.9 FM where he chatted with Osi Suave on his album ‘MadeInLagos.’

When asked why he became a voice for the #EndSars protest in the country, the music star said everyone in Nigeria has been affected by police brutality hence his decision to speak out.

“I believe if you are young and you grew up in Nigeria there is no way you have not suffered police brutality except your father is Obasanjo. It’s an issue that affects everyone. It affects you, it affects me, it affects my family, it affects my friends,” he said.

“I have producers and cousins that are on the road every day. I feel like it is going to be a big shame for anyone in this generation in any field you do not open your mouth and speak about the things that are happening in Nigeria. This SARS situation is even our smallest problem in Nigeria that’s why we should not be scared.”

“Imagine police killing someone as the smallest problem in Nigeria? We don’t have food, we don’t have light. The things that we don’t have is even too much. I feel like it has to get to a point where the people know their power and speak out about certain things. I’m just doing my own little part even though I’m not Martin Luther King. I’m just speaking about something that concerns me personally.”

The music star has been vocal since the beginning of the #EndSars protest in the country.

Recall when he blasted president Muhammad Buhari and told him to face his country as he joined his voice in the #EndSARS campaign that has dominated Nigerian social media sphere.

Wizkid and President Muhammahdu Buhari (Instagram/Wikzkdi and Twitter/President Buhari)
Wizkid and President Muhammahdu Buhari (Instagram/Wikzkdi and Twitter/President Buhari)

The 30-year-old singer took a swipe at the president after he sent a goodwill message to the President of the United States of America Donald Trump and his wife who have tested positive for coronavirus.

He also joined Nigerians in the United Kingdom to protest against the special police unit over their overzealousness and highhandedness.

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