Afrobeat King, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known best as Wizkid, has hit hard at both President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and his counterpart in the United States, Donald Trump. He labelled them Clueless on how they have handled the different crisis in their respective countries, calling them same. But while he gave U.S President some props on his usage of the social media platform (Twitter) President Buhari was not so lucky, as the Ojuelegba crooner mocked the Nigerian ex-military general and head of state, for not being so good at its usage, which he said was the difference between the two president.
The star boy is clearly using his platform to not only speak for the voiceless masses, but using it to tear into President Muhammadu Buhari.
Although Wizkid who represents the face of Afrobeat in the world, might not be as outspoken both through his music and social life like the Afrobeat legend himself, the great Fela Anikulapo-kuti during his days as the voice of the masses, his tweets calling Buhari and Trump clueless seems to have been wholeheartedly welcomed by his fans, as it has been retweeted, liked and commented on thousands of times.
Also, star-boy’s lyrics are more for the clubs and celebrations and not the social critic Fela was, the reactions his tweets which was aimed at the Commander-In-Chief, has generated clearly shows they have always been waiting for him to speak and be a little more controversial.
Today, he has made it a point to take hard line political stances and comment on issues affecting the poor masses, especially the issue of rape and police killings both in Nigeria and around the world.
He had twitted this this on Monday 1st June 2020, saying:
“Police dey kill black Americans and Naija police dey kill Nigerians. No man fit sort this matter. God save us.
“Buhari/Trump same person lol only difference be say one sabi use twitter pass the other. Clueless!
“God save the world ! Save the people”
Wizkid tweet came after the sad news of the killing of an African-American, George Floyd, by a Minneapolis police officer, cum the killing of Tina, a 16-year-old girl, at Iyana Oworo area of Lagos, by suspected officer of the Nigerian police and the rape and murder case of Omozuwa inside a church in Benin.
One Theophilus Otobo, an Assistant Superintendent of Police and Oguntoba Olamigoke, a police Inspector attached to Bariga Police Station, were arrested for the shooting which led to the death of Tina Ezekwe, a 16-year-old girl, at Iyana Oworo area of Lagos.
Ezekwe, a senior secondary 2 student, was hit by a police bullet on Tuesday night and was rushed to a nearby hospital. She died two days later.
Other Nigerian celebrities have all spoken up about the killings and rape of girls, and women in Nigeria.