By Sylvester Kwentua
Do you remember Ikechukwu? The rapper who once held Nigerian music lovers spellbound with his style of rap some years ago? Well, today is his birthday. But instead of the American based Nigerian rapper to celebrate his birthday, he is rather mourning this day. The #EndSars protest, which has claimed lives since it began last week, is the reason Ikechukwu is refusing to celebrate his birthday this year.
Posting on Instagram, the ‘my name is Ikechukwu’ crooner wrote: It may be my birthday today but it really doesn’t feel like anything needs to be celebrated. Men lost their lives yesterday.
Our cries continue to fall on deaf ears. They keep thinking they can scam us with words. Sars is not dissolved; they have just reassigned the officers to other units and departments. The only thing I am thankful now is the youth have woken up and realised this is their country. Just because you are older doesn’t mean you can lead.
Since childhood, they have been shouting leaders of tomorrow. Tomorrow has come. Can we lead please? Ah! #ENDSARS #SARSMUSTEND. Finish! We will celebrate next year’s birthday. This one get as e be.”
With the way the supposed peaceful anti-Sars protest is getting violent, Ikechukwu Onunaku, known professionally as Ikechukwu and Killz, is not the only celebrity to show such concerns, as other celebrities have recently called on the Buhari led government to avoid more bloodshed, by granting the protest members of the people what they really desire, which is to end SARS permanently.