The EndSARS demonstration, according to publisher and human rights campaigner Omoyele Sowore, affected the Federal Executive Council’s decision to raise the pay of Nigeria Police Force members.
The FEC authorized a 20% raise for police officers on Wednesday, December 15.
Sowore reacted to this event by saying that police officers’ pay were raised because demonstrators campaigned for them. Despite their assistance, he claims, police officers continue to “attack nonviolent protestors.”
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“In October 2020, an #EndSARS revolt visited Nigeria against Nigeria Police Force’s brutality, the same police were deployed alongside soldiers brutally to put down the rebellion.
Many protesters were killed and maimed by policemen across Nigeria, some protesters are still languishing in detention as I write.
Today, I was part of a peaceful #NorthIsBleeding protest to ask for the lawful protection of lives and property in the northern parts of Nigeria.
Again, policemen from Apo and Durumi police stations brutally assaulted peaceful protesters. They also hired thugs to attack me.
Five protesters are being held at the notorious ‘Abbattoir’ police cell in Apo area of the FCT.
I am telling this story because the brutal and inhuman Nigerian police force is today a beneficiary of the labour and sweat of the very victims of their vicious policing tactics. They got a salary raise because we fought for them, but look at the way they treat us on a daily basis! #RevolutionNow.”
Let My New Song Trend- Tubaba Begs Davido And Wizkid
Tubaba has jovially asked Wizkid and Davido not to take the shine away from his new single SMILE after their reconciliation monopolized social and mainstream media and tabloids.
Davido and Wizkid after feuding for years officially brought an end to their animosity after they were spotted in a viral video hugging and hanging around.
The two Afrobeat powerhouse were seen exchanging pleasantries as Starboy whispered into OBO’s ears while they hugged for a long time.
Reacting to this new development that has really excited music fans, Tubaba whose African Queen song produced two decades ago has assumed an iconic status in African music, said he’s extremely happy about this as it just put a smile on his face.
He however reminded them that their historic union has superseded the single previously mentioned song he just produced plus the corresponding music video.
He wrote; “This put a smile on my face but Abeg Una let my song and video trend small. Run up my numbers biko, no distractions.”
“How Don Jazzy Stopped Mo’hits Reunion In 2021” – D’banj
Popular Nigerian musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’banj said Mo’hit reunion was billed to happen in 2021 but Don Jazzy “moved it.”
D’banj said this shortly after he was unveiled as a judge for a music reality show, Nigerian Idol.
D’banj was asked if he would ever collaborate with Don Jazzy if there was a chance and he responded “If we are paid ‘big’ money.
Somebody wanted to pay us last year (2021) but it was Don Jazzy that moved it.
He won’t like that I said it was him but that is the truth. We are all connected in a group and they said we would do Mo’Hits Reunion but I was out of the country then.
But, Don Jazzy later said we should move it to 2022 so that we would do it bigger. So, it is Don Jazzy you should ask. We are still) friends.”
D’banj, who has never participated in any music reality show, noted that he accepted to be a judge in the competition because he believes in grooming and encouraging talents.
He said, “This is the first time I would be a judge (on a music reality show). I have done several things through the years but this is the first time I would be doing something like this.
“I accepted the offer because first, I am a Nigerian. Secondly, I think there is no better time than now because of the growth of the industry.
The growth of the industry is such that it is important for us to embrace what God has given us. This is a journey we have been on for over a decade and we have been accepted globally. That is why it is important to ‘grow’ what is on the ground.”
Mo’Hits Records (popularly called Mo’Hits) was a Nigeria-based music record label founded by D’banj and Don Jazzy
In March 2012, Don Jazzy confirmed that D’banj had left the group.
D’Banj’s reason for leaving was cited as difference in interests.
Don Jazzy went on to establish another record label known as Mavin Records