Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor, Banky W teamed up with 2Baba, Timi Dakolo, Waje, Seun Kuti, Brookstone, LCGC to release a new song titled “Talk and Do”.
Just “talking” about our problems is not enough – we’ve got to try and do something about them. That’s what “Talk and Do” is all about combining actions with our words, to try and be a part of the change we’d like to see in the world.
If you’re already doing something… anything… to be a part of the solution, then hopefully this can be your soundtrack. And if you’re not… then hopefully this can be your inspiration.
Nigeria has been in total chaos after the prolonged protest from the angry youth about the brutalities of citizens by police. There have been several killings and injured youths during the killings from the police and military agents.
On Tuesday evening, 20th of October 2020, there was a massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate after the government announced a curfew in the state. One of the celebrities who has been in support of the protest is Burna Boy. Burna Boy is now working on a track regarding the massacre which he posted and later deleted.
However, some Nigerians were able to record the track before it was deleted.
At the heart of this moment – which seems like a turnaround – is the use of music. As citizens rally for funding and iconic shots are taken, Nigerians have also used music to pass their messages in crystal clear forms.
Over the past few days, Nigeria has been engulfed by the breakneck tensions of EndSARS protests. Every day, we float a new hashtag as we fight for our lives at the ends of police brutality – a symptom of bad governance.
Be it in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Delta or Benin, Nigerians are unified by one voice in refuting terrible treatment as they also demand better governance while holding the government accountable. Governors have been defied and ridiculed on podiums while love for fellow man and country has taken centre stage.
But at the heart of this moment – which seems like a turnaround – is the use of music. As citizens rally for funding and iconic shots are taken, Nigerians have also used music to pass their messages in crystal clear forms.
Here are the top 10 songs from the End SARS movement;
#ENDSARS protesters have built free solar power for all protesters to charge their phone for free at Lekki Toll Gate to keep their phone from not shutting down as they continue to demonstrate and show the world what’s happening on the ground.
The solar panels have enough charging spots to contain more than 100 protesters phones at a time.
This has been the only initiative of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki, they’ve already baked an #ENDSARS cake yesterday, Friday at Lekki-Lagos Toll Gate.
However, the Inspector General of Police has issued a band on #ENDSARS protests.
On the government responds to the #ENDSARS protest, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been dissolved and replaced by Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT).
Yet, the peopple of Nigeria seems not happy of the replacement of SARS with SWAT and they are also protesting against it too.