Nigerian rapper and activist Folarin “Falz” Falana joined CNN’s Christiane Amanpour’s show ‘Amanpour’ for a live chat about the #EndSARS protests in the country.
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“Myself and another artist, Runtown, we had shared on our Twitter handles that we were going to do a walk, a peaceful protest against all forms of police brutality. We did that with the hashtag #EndSars. The hashtag was already in existence. It was a big thing on social media but nobody had gone to do it physically, so we decided to go a step further,”
The rapper went on to explain how the protest which started with just a few people walking down the streets grew into a nationwide event.
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Amanpour asked Falz whether he was not scared for his life, given the number of aggrieved Nigerians who have since declined interviews with the media.
“I’m not afraid for my life. I’m not afraid for my life because where we are right now, I can actually die from anything. I don’t even know where to start from, we have a non-existent health care system, we have a seriously high level of poverty, there is unemployment and we are in a critical state because of how much corruption we’ve continued to see in the country.”
So if I don’t come out to speak about anything, I could sit down and have an accident on my way to work and die because the state of health care is nothing to write home about. We don’t even have proper hospitals, people have to travel abroad for proper treatment.”
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