BY ADEDAYO SHOWEMIMO
With the recent increase in killings of African Americans in the United States, Nigerian pop star, Tiwa Savage who is currently in South Africa shared the photo below to lend her voice to the #BlackLivesMatter campaign.
Some of her fans didn’t like it and trolled her for paying lip service to matters that don’t affect her while she ignores the killing in Nigeria.
In her defence, she shared to say ‘I don’t need to justify my support for #BlackLivesMatter‘.
Read her post below:
‘Let us not let the devil distract us by letting us fight amongst ourselves and lose focus on the many tragedies happening around the whole. Yes you as an individual might not be able to fight for every cause but even the little you do will help’.
‘I don’t need to justify my support for #blacklivesmatter and it’s sad that some people should even question my support because I’m sure these same people were happy when the rest of the world supported us with our #bringbackourgirls movement, but you don’t want us to show support because it is not right on our doorstep. This is exactly what the enemy wants and he “the devil” is a liar’.
‘We will keep supporting each other and not get distracted and just to clarify what happens at home means so much to me as a Nigerian. I didn’t just hashtag I joined several walks in protest, used my voice as an artist and wrote ‘olorun mi’ as a tribute to lives lost on the Dana crash and will continue to do many more as it is my duty as a Nigerian, a citizen of this world and a child of the Most High’.
This post first appeared on NET