The list of international artists who supported the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria vast. the struggle against police brutality is a global problem from the United States of America down to Europe Asia and Africa citizens have been brutalized unlawfully arrested prosecuted and even killed extra-judicially by the police.
Just before the #ENDSARS protest skyrocketed in Nigeria in October 2020 a similar incident happened in the United States of America where is setting George Floyd was choked to death by the men in uniform. The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin got the attention of 15 to 20 million people in the United States who participated in the 2020 Black Lives Matters Protest in the US.
This protest was supported by musicians across the world most especially Africans. Artistes like Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Sarkodie, and the rest lent their voice against the circumstances surrounding George Floyd's death.
In Nigeria, police brutality is not a new phenomenon. Back in 2017 when the hashtag #ENDSARS started trending, the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force was alleged to have must use their power against an unarmed citizen.
In October 2020, a young and aspiring musician known as Sleek whose official names where Daniel Chibuike lost his life to the men of the Nigerian police for 'just looking good'. He was hurriedly accused of being an internet fraudster by the men of the Special Anti-robbery Squad and murdered in cold blood. This ignited a national protest on Thursday 8 October 2020 against police brutality. Nigerian musicians like Wizkid, Falz, Don Jazzy, Runtown, Small Doctor, Tiwa Savage, Teni, Simi, Adekunle Gold, Burna Boy, Davido, etc all joined the protest in the streets and/or online with the hashtag #ENDSARS. While hundreds of thousand other Nigerians joined these protests including some Nigerians in the diaspora, international bodies and celebrities took the sides of the Nigerian youths against a solid opposition government which acted like they never cared.
Here is a comprehensive list of all international artists who lent their voices against police brutality in Nigeria in 2020; Drake, Quavo, Shatta Wale, Tyga, Swae Lee, Kanye West, Steflon Don, Kranium, Lil Baby, Diddy, Wale, Kaash Paige, Cardi B, M.anifest, King Promise, Sarkodie, Casper Nyovest, Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Estelle, Chance The Rapper, Noname, Rihanna, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Missy ELLIOT, LECRAE, Kirk Franklin, Nasty C, etc.
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