Nigerian musician, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly often called Davido, says he acquired into hassle in the course of the #EndSARS protest after one among his albums ‘A greater time’ turned the anthem for the motion.
David made this identified in a latest interview with Trevor Noah’s ‘The Daily Show’.
The singer stated although he had not produced the music for that objective, he’s honoured to have his tune representing the voice of the folks.
He stated he acquired into a lot hassle that he needed to journey in another country in the course of the interval.
He stated, “I did not record that song thinking that was going to happen but it’s amazing how I saw my voice being an instrument for people, it was amazing, I got into a lot of trouble, I had to actually leave the country.
“It was that bad, but it was amazing to see people come out like that and I will say this, they listened, they heard us, they might not have changed anything but they were shocked. I see a lot of young future leaders coming out in the next general elections, things are going to change.”
In October 2020, many Nigerians took to the streets to display towards police brutality underneath the #EndSARS marketing campaign.
The calls for led to the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.
Meanwhile, the tune ‘FEM’ had been launched a couple of weeks to the graduation of the protest forward of the bigger album. Coincidentally, it was recognised because the anthem of the protest.
As younger Nigerians poured out into the streets throughout the nation to protest towards police, the “FEM” lyrics reverberated.
At the time, a video surfaced online showing Babajide Sanwo-Olu, trying to address the protesters outside the Lagos State Government House.
The youths were seen chanting “O boy you don dey speak an excessive amount of” serving as proof of their dissatisfaction together with his response to their calls for.