African Giant Burna Boy has told Sky News that Nigeria’s protests against police brutality are “the most important moment” in the country’s history.
His words come two weeks after protests began, sparked by a video showing a young man in Delta State being beaten by police officers from SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) and his car taken away (See Here)
Since then, the End SARS movement has spread across Nigeria and at least 56 people have died – 38 of them on Tuesday alone, Amnesty International claims.
Amnesty International said it has evidence of multiple fatalities after armed men used live rounds at a protest against police brutality at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city. (Watch Here)
Burna Boy, who spoke to Sky News from London, said:
“It is shocking when you see it happen in that place, in such a place, that was the landmark of everything.
“The Lekki Toll Gate, that was the most peaceful place to protest, the most peaceful venue in the whole country and then that is the place where [the shootings] happen. It is not something that you can just wrap your head around.”
African Giant Burna Boy who has mixed rap, funk and dancehall influences on international hits like On The Low and Ye, said nationwide protests against SARS have changed the nature of politics in his homeland.