“I Was Victim Of Police Brutality, If I Didn’t Speak Up Then I Would Be A Coward” – Wizkid

November 16, 2020
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Popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid has revealed that he was also a victim of police brutality in the past and that was the reason he gave his backing to #EndSARS protesters who demonstrated against the Nigeria Police Force.

"I Was Victim Of Police Brutality, If I Didn’t Speak Up Then I Would Be A Coward" - Wizkid 1

Wizkid, who was very vocal during the #EndSARS protests, disclosed this during an interview on Capital Xtra’s The Norte Show over the weekend.

According to the singer, he would be a coward if he didn’t speak against the various times police officers intimidated and brutalized him in the past, before he became a star.

“Police brutality is a serious situation back home in Nigeria. It has been 60 years of political injustice, nepotism, madness and corruption at the highest level.

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“It is sad that my son is about to be 10 years old and Nigeria is still going through all these madness. If I didn’t speak up or use my voice, then I would be a coward.

“I will continue to speak about things that affect people in their daily lives. I had been a victim of police brutality before I became popular and I know it still goes on. That needs to end. We deserve good governance in Nigeria,” Wizkid said.

KanyiDaily recalls that Wizkid had also revealed why he became a voice for the #EndSARS protest against the extrajudicial activities of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

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