“I’m here for my people” – Wizkid assures his fans

Nigeria’s Superstar, Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, in a recent interview he had with Vogue Magazine, on dominating the music industry and his entire career journey, has also assured his supporters who continue to rally behind him.

The Grammy Award-winning Afrobeats superstar, said he hasn’t lost sight of where he came from.

“I’m unapologetically Nigerian, I’m unapologetically Lagosian, and that’s something I’ve stuck to from the beginning of my career,” he says. “And when I say I’m here for my people, I mean it.” 

He also talked about the ENDSAR S protest that rocked Nigeria in 2021, and his involvement, “For Nigerian youths, don’t let anyone tell you you don’t have a voice,” –

He said, “It was very important for me to be direct and vocal because I’ve always been direct and vocal about political injustice in Nigeria,” he explains.

“To see that conversation happen and know that we’re one step forward from where we used to be, that’s amazing to me. And there’s no question I’ll keep speaking out loud”.

End SARS is a decentralised social movement, that led to series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. The slogan calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses.

 The protest takes its name from the slogan started in 2017 as a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #EndSARS to demand the disbanding of the unit by the Nigerian government.

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