The #EndSars protests have recently reflected how the Nigerian youths have the necessary steel and grit needed to push the hand of power. They’ve been empowered by celebrities either physically or via social media. On Monday 12th of October, protesters in Ajuwon were joined by the legendary musician   and social activist, Femi Kuti.

Femi Kuti was seen marching on the streets of Lagos with his son Made Kuti. The Kuti family is no stranger to activism. Femi’s grand mother Fumilayo Ransome Kuti was a very popular women’s right activist well known for her resilience in the face of the oppressive patriarchal norms. Femi’s father Fela Anikulapo Kuti, created the illustrious Afro-beat and used his powerful music as a means for activism.

End SARS: Legendary singer Femi Kuti joins street protest (video)
Femi Kuti marching on the streets of Ajuwon with son Made Kuti

Femi took to twitter to share some words of wisdom to the younger protesters. He advised all protesters to remain peaceful in spite of the agitations faced by youths at the hands of Sars. Mr Kuti said “It is very important for every peaceful protester out there to be extremely vigilant and make sure your peaceful protest isn’t Hijacked and infiltrated and bastardized.”

Celebrities have been mounting the frontlines of these protests to give the youth the adequate voices they need. The movement forced the federal government to dissolve  the Special- Anti-Robbery-Squad on the 11th of October 2020. The movement has also been recognized on a global scale were soccer players and entertainers have been lending their voices to the protest. The next step for the protesters is to address all forms of police brutality.



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