Xenophobia: Celebrities react to attacks on Nigerians




Xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Credit: BBC

Nigerian celebrities have continued to react to the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.

The most recent the looting and burning of business places and setting ablaze a Nigerian man.

Music legend, 2face Idibia has described the killings of Nigerians in South Africa as shameful to the Africa continent.

He called on the Nigerian Government to stop the shame and its all politics as usual game.

He posted this on Instagram “So shameful. I can’t comprehend it anymore #AFRICA#AFRICANGOVERNMENTS#AFRICANUNION#AFRICANLEADERS
SHAME SHAME SHAME”.

And tweeted this: President muhamadu Buhari, senetors,governors,traditional rulers,ministers,prominent nigerians,inspector generals,PDP/APC.This is becoming too shameful. How can we have no dignity in our polity. Nigerians are being killed home and abroad and its all politics as usual. Shame.

Media personality, Toke Makinwa called on South Africans to stand up for what is right and put an end to the killings.

Her Instagram post reads:

We are all Africans, this is such a huge blow, it’s like we take 10 steps forward and 50 back. We have come so far from the dark ages yet we kill each other, just hearing about the Xenophobic attack in South Africa and my heart is broken, I cannot even begin to watch the gruesome videos, why? Why so much hate in the world? Why do we compete so much it becomes less healthy and more evil, what exactly is the point to all the killing? I love the people of South Africa, I know so many hardworking South Africans and you all have shown me love and so I implore you all to stand up for what is right. We all cannot continue in silence, if hate lingers nobody wins. Our doors have been nothing but welcoming to you all, we have so many South Africans living and working here, we make music together, promote our fashion to the rest of the world explore both cultures. Now let’s come together to fight this evil in our midst. We are all Africans, a win for us is for us to the world. United. This is so sad, so disturbing, so painful. One Love.

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We are all Africans, this is such a huge blow, it’s like we take 10 steps forward and 50 back. We have come so far from the dark ages yet we kill each other, just hearing about the Xenophobic attack in South Africa and my heart is broken, I cannot even begin to watch the gruesome videos, why? Why so much hate in the world? Why do we compete so much it becomes less healthy and more evil, what exactly is the point to all the killing? I love the people of South Africa, I know so many hardworking South Africans and you all have shown me love and so I implore you all to stand up for what is right. We all cannot continue in silence, if hate lingers nobody wins. Our doors have been nothing but welcoming to you all, we have so many South Africans living and working here, we make music together, promote our fashion to the rest of the world explore both cultures. Now let’s come together to fight this evil in our midst. We are all Africans, a win for us is for us to the world. United. This is so sad, so disturbing, so painful. One Love

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Reacting to the xenophobia, Toyin Lawani said Nigerians should boycott South African companies since the Nigerian Government won’t do anything about it.

She wrote on Instagram “This is South Africa, where human beings like us have decided to kill citizens of other countries and loot their properties. This is barbaric, this is wrong in every way but we know the Nigerian Government won’t do anything about it. The best thing is to boycott all SA companies in Nigeria. What do you think”?

Actress, Iyabo Ojo lamented the burning of a Nigerian alive in a video and called on Nigerian Government to do something fast.

Her Instagram post reads:

Abeg what is our government doing about the recent killings of Nigerians in South Africa???? why now!! Africans killing each other 🥵🥵this is very sad😞😞 just saw the video of how they burnt a Nigerian alive 😡😡 couldn’t post the video 🥺🥺 @muhammadubuhari@profosinbajo
#GeoffreyOnyeama Pls do something fast🙏🙏 #xenophobicattacks 
#stopxenophobia 
#saynotoxenophobia




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