Nigerians were intrigued by the show of solidarity given to victims of the #LekkiMassacre at last night’s Headies Award.
The victims, mostly youths who were killed in scores at the Lekki Toll Gate during the #EndSARS protest on the 20th of October 2020 by the Nigerian Army on the orders of the General Muhammadu Buhari led government are yet to get justice as the Nigerian government has refused to own up to its despicable action.
The organizers of Nigeria’s foremost Music Award had started the show with a fascinating dance drama depicting the horrendous event that took place on the night of 20-10-2020, wherein peaceful protesters demonstrating on the streets of Nigeria in demand for an end to police brutality and the eradication of a certain police department “SARS” notorious for extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuse were massacred by the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos state, the most populated state in Nigeria.
The dance drama was accompanied by one of Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s wonderful track “ZOMBIE”, which the Afrobeats legend released many years ago in response to the military brutality meted on Nigerians by the Nigerian Army during those years of military despotic rule in Nigeria.
In the middle of the event came the most astounding show of solidarity from the organizers, this time by the cohost, comedian Bovi Ugboma who was dressed in native wear engraved with the “Blood-stained Nigerian Flag”, an image which became a depiction of the massacre which took place at Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020, depicting that the Nigerian government’s hand is stained in blood after the massacre.