Tiwa Savage calls upon Beyoncè to lend her voice to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria
Popular Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has called upon singer Beyoncè to use her global platform to help fight the ongoing protests in Nigeria.
Tiwa Savage took to her Instagram page to share a heartwrenching video where she explained that Nigeria is in a bad state. She said that the reason why Nigerians took to the streets to protest is not for the basic amenities such as food, clean water, education, and health care (which they already do not have) but it is for their lives.
The ‘Koroba’ singer then added that she was calling upon the multiple Grammy awards winner and her team who reached out to many Nigerian creatives and artists on her last project ‘Black Is King’ to also lend their voices to the protest.
She said, “I want to use my platform to call Beyonce and the whole team that reached out to a lot of Nigerians; Nigerian artistes, producers, video directors, dancers, creatives.
“I’m calling on Beyonce and her team the same way they used their platform to elevate and show the world that Black Is King and how beautiful Afrobeat and Africa and our culture is. Because the same country that birth this genre is on fire right now. Where these creative are from is on fire. So I’m calling on Beyoncé and the whole team and telling them that you cannot ignore this, that you cannot be quiet. Because we all celebrated the Black Is King.”
Tiwa who also worked on ‘Black Is King’ added that she was so proud to be part of the project.
“I know people are going to hate me, I know I’m going to get backlash from this, there’s even a possibility that I could get blacklisted for this,” she said.
Watch the full video below.