Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke who is otherwise known as Davido has revealed what motivated him to join the #EndSARS protest against police brutality and by extension bad governance in the country.
He said he was motivated to join the protest after he saw young people and women, especially on the streets, protesting actively and relentlessly.
He also added that some people were angry at him for not joining the protest on time when he arrived at the protest scene.
Davido said this while talking to DJ Cuppy on Africa Now, a programme on Apple Radio.
“I got my courage from all the other youths that went out there before me. They had been protesting for days before I even went there. I would say those people gave me a lot of courage especially the females, the women that were there protesting.”
“When I first got there they were attacking me and people were even angry at me that why am I just coming? Where have I been? I could see the pain on the faces of Nigerians. Especially with the background that I am from, I felt it would be very insensitive for me not to lend my voice. The next day, I went to see the Inspector General of Police and it was not really productive if you ask me. What I mean by productive is the fact that they did not act on our demands.”