The end SARS #ENDSARS protest in Nigeria has gained a lot of momentum as many Nigerians have taken to the streets in several States to protest against the Special Anti-robbery unit of the Police force (SARS) for mistreating the people and violating the basic human rights of citizens on numerous occasions. Internationally recognized individuals, brands, and organizations such as Kanye West (Good Music), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Davido, etc have lent their voices to the struggle to end police excesses in Nigeria. Musicians have not been left out, as is the norm, music is meant to carry the message of the people and speak the language of the people hence many musicians have spoken up.

This is not the first time we have written about The Nigerian Police. There have been numerous reports of people being kidnapped and abducted against their will, extrajudicial killings, armed robbery, and theft of people’s personal effects like money, laptops, phones, etc have emerged from Africa’s most populous nation. That is why the citizens have decided to take to the streets to express their anger and disappointment at the Government for not taking appropriate actions to clamp down on members of the Special Antirobbery Unit of the police for their excesses.

Artists like Fefe Blanko, Terry Apala, and Acetune have released singles describing the ordeal the Nigerian youth is facing in the hands of the Police and the Government in general. The playlist below is dedicated to music released during the protest and that addresses the struggle.



Yesterday i was listening to Fela’s music and it felt like Fela was still alive because all the Villains he mentioned on the songs are still active in government and all the  issues he was raising people awareness to are still the issues we are facing today. Nothing has changed , but the sad part is that those songs by Fela were recorded in the 70’s and 80’s, how embarrasing ..

Nigeria my Country is in the hands of hooligans, illiterates, thieves and corrupt individuals. It is the home of illogical reasoning, stupidity, cruelty, and hypocrisy. Nigeria is also the biggest economy in Africa, the most populous black nation in the world and the giant of Africa. With all the wealth and resources available at the disposal of the government, people still suffer from the lack of basic amenities, lack of education and a lack of equal opportunity. A country blessed with abundant human and natural resources yet it is the world’s capital for Poverty, tribalism and nepotism. Where different tribes and religious groups speak of unity but hate themselves so much that they refuse to marry each other. How can you be united when you discourage the very foundation of unity (marriage)? A country where police brutality is the other of the day. A country where elections are perceived as an opportunity to intimidate, murder, massacre and maim one another. I saw on the internet how people prevented other citizens from voting, some others snatched ballot boxes and burnt up ballot papers – Is that not a treasonable Felony ? – A crime that is in all ways comparable to planning a Coup d’état. The people are wicked but yet very religious. What an Irony!

This song by Ace tune summarizes it all – it is deep, intelligent, and factual. God bless you Acetone.