Several days before Beyoncè spoke about SARS, fans were devastated when they found out she had not helped to spread awareness about police brutality in Nigeria sooner than she did.
The #ENDSARS movement was started to bring an end to police brutality in Nigeria. The movie “Black Is King” featuring Beyoncè touched on the subject of African culture, so fans were surprised and upset when they realized she remained silent for so long before posting.
Beyoncè Speaks Up
Tiwa Savage, who worked with Beyoncè on “Black Is King” was also disappointed in the singer.
“I’m calling on Beyoncé and her team, the same way they used their platform… to elevate and to show the world that Black is King and how beautiful Afrobeat and Africa our culture is,” Tiwa says.
“I want them to please use their voice and their platform right because the same country that birth this genre is on fire right now,” she says.
Beyoncè took the time to go on her social media, to speak up about the movement.
“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. There has to be an end to SARS. We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food, and shelter. To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you,” the singer continued.
Tina, Beyoncè’s mom also took the time to speak up about the movement.
“Thanks for quietly researching, identifying, vetting, and supporting organizations on the ground that can help support the protestors. Thanks for continuing the work to really have a plan to make a difference not just talking, but doing!!!”
Beyoncè is focused on the movement and her helping spread awareness is making such a huge difference already.