Over the past few days, the protests still currently going on in states across Nigeria have gotten worldwide attention.
What started as a peaceful protest to curb the killings of Nigerian youths by the FSARS has turned into a blood fest, with over 30 people dead across Nigeria.
Since the deaths, international news media from CNN, BBC, and Aljazeera have all reported on the case. Organizations including Amnesty International have shown support.
Individually, international celebrities have tweeted, Instagram-ed, and spoken out against the unlawful killings.
Here are the celebrities who have supported the EndSARS movement in one way or the other.
Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade
Gabrielle and Dwyane were one of the first celebrities to support the movement. Gabrielle, have since then, urged the Nigerian government to stop killing the peaceful protesters. She keeps retweeting and tweeting about the movement, asking for a “unified voice to amplify the message.”
A few days after the EndSARS protest started, Dorsey tweeted in support. His tweet garnered polarized opinions. On one hand, people thanked him, and on the other hand, people asked him to stay out of it with former presidential aspirant Adamu Garba suing him (Dorsey is yet to reply). Dorsey went a step further, by setting up a bitcoin channel which people can donate to help the protest without interference.
The former United States First Lady, Secretary of State, and Presidential Candidate tweeted out to the Nigerian government to stop the killing. Her tweet read: “I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters.” She ended the tweet with “#StopNigeriaGovernemnt.”
Rihanna posted on her Instagram story calling the killings of the protesters a “betrayal to the citizens.” She urged the Nigerian government to pipe down on the killings.
A few days after the protest broke down, people online tweeted at Beyonce to support the movement. Tiwa Savage made a video calling on Beyonce—telling her that her voice was needed. Beyonce finally posted on her Instagram page: “I am heartbroken to the see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria… We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food, and shelter.” Before going on to direct people to her website.
More celebrities including Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Jidenna, Diddy, and Naomi Campbell have all spoken out.