Popular Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known in the showbiz circle as Wizkid has urged the Nigerian youth to use their vote to determine the fortunes of the country heading into the next general elections.
The follows rife protests on the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Following in the path of other celebrity colleagues who throned the streets in protest, Wizkid in a tweet shortly after the protest ended in the United Kingdom dropped a word of advice for the youth.
According to Wizkid, there is a need for youths in the country to show their real power in the next general elections.
"Next election we show real power." Singer Wizkid tweeted.
The tweet was also accompanied by a unique hashtag against police brutality in the country.
Within hours of posting, Wizkid’s tweet garnered over 100,000 likes and, over 5,000 retweets and more than 3,000 comments from his followers on the social media platform.
So far, his tweet has garned, more than 54.6K retweets, 104.6K likes and more than 3.4K comments.
Followers in the comment section had mixed reactions to his post. While some were in support of his declaration, others were quick to note that election requires more than speaking up on social media.
Read tweets below:
Next election we show real power #EndpolicebrutalityinNigeria????????????— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) October 11, 2020