|Seun Kuti and fans|
It has been two years since the massive anti-subsidy removal demonstrations that held Nigeria to a standstill in January 2012. Looking back through my archives, I discovered these images with Nigerian celebrities – singers, musicians, actors, comedians and rappers – who stood with the masses against injustice and insensitivity of the Goodluck Jonathan government.
They spoke out at Ojota and used their image to draw people out to the streets in protest. Today many of them have forgotten. But some are still in the fight. This post is to remind everyone involved that there’s still a lot to fight for.
|Comedian Jedi and friends|
|Afrobeat singer Ade Bantu|
|Rapper Eedris Abdulkareem|
|Actor/director Kunle Afolayan with fans|
|Actress Bombo Akintola|
|Waka queen Salawa Abeni addressing the crowd|