Innocent Idibia, Nigerian hip hop music artiste known popularly as Tuface, his wife, Annie and popular stand up comedian, Francis Agoda, also known as, ‘I go die’, were among the celebrities who joined a coalition of civil society groups to observe a nationwide day of mourning for victims of violent killings across Nigeria on Monday.
The event, tagged ‘Nigeria Mourns’, took place at the Unity Fountain Abuja, and was also marked in several major cities across the country.
Tuface, speaking at the event, urged Nigerians not to keep quiet in the face of the killings, adding that what affects one; affects all.
“The only thing we can do right now is just to encourage Nigerians not to keep quiet because every voice is loud, but when the voices are joined together (sic), it becomes massive,” he said.
“Everybody must keep talking about it. E no get as e be. We must address this issue, we must talk about it, we must speak up, we must be on the right side of history, we must be on the right side of consciousness.
“So, everybody here, take this message, talk about it, don’t keep quiet, because no matter how e be they must know, and they must have to act. Except they don decide say, ok na lie, make una go to hell, nothing wey una fit talk or nothing wey una fit do.
“But right now, everything is politics, even human lives is now politics, and it’s not supposed to be so. Our leaders should keep politics aside and do the work (they were voted to do).”
“We are in an emergency situation.”
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