…Flavour participated within the ENDSARS protests like different celebrities—Brother
By Benjamin Njoku
The latest allegation levelled towards in style music heavyweights, Flavour N’abania and Phyno by the Enugu State authorities that the duo collected the sum of N78 million from the previous Deputy Senate president, Dr. Ike Ekweremmadu to tarnish the picture of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi through the nationwide #ENDSARS protests are at the moment elevating mud in lots of quarters.
Some involved stakeholders within the state are nonetheless questioning why the Technical Assistant to Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Media and Public Relations, Comrade Stanley Ezediuto ought to make such a ‘grave accusation’ on his social media handles, whereas many others have requested the Enugu State authorities to apologise to the artistes.
Nonetheless, the reality stays that many celebrities throughout the nation participated actively within the #ENDSARS protests whereas it lasted. Certainly, Flavour and Phyno had been no exception.
The likes of Runtown, Falz, Davido, Tiwa Savage, DJ Swap and comic AY.
Others had been Femi Kuti, Peter Okoye of the defunct Psquare singing group, media character Toke Makinwa, in style disc jockey DJ Spinall and former Huge Brother Naija stars Anto Lecky and Nelson Enwerem Prince. Huge Brother Naija’s Tacha and Elozonam, Dija and Jaywon, MC Full of life, Bello Kreb amongst others participated within the protests.
On the worldwide stage, artistes like Rihanna, rapper Kanye West, Estelle, Trey Songz, Likelihood the Rapper, CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, and German-Turkish Arsenal participant Mesut Özil supported the demonstrators by sending solidarity messages.
In Enugu in style singers alongside Zoro, Kcee amongst different musicians led 1000’s of youths in protest towards the dreaded Particular Anti Theft Squad.
Following their lively involvement within the protest, Comrade Stanley Ezediuto had accused the duo of gathering N78 million from Senator Ike Ekweremmadu to marketing campaign towards the incumbent governor of the state.
“We’re conscious of the gifting of an enormous sum of N78 million to Phyno and Flavour to marketing campaign towards the governor of Enugu State within the ongoing #EndSars protest nationwide by Senator Ike Ekweremmadu. However we’re warning towards hijacking of the protest by unusual characters for political causes. Enugu State Authorities has lived as much as expectations and the governor will proceed to ship dividends of democracy to the individuals.”
“Ike Ekweremmadu mustn’t use this chance to castigate the working authorities of Enugu State via Phyno and Flavour for his 2023 guber aspiration. If he fails to desist from so doing, we will remind him of the various deserted initiatives in his constituency which must be of main concern to him. These revered artistes mustn’t permit themselves for use towards the peaceable state of Enugu,” he warned.
Nonetheless, reacting to the allegation, Flavour’s elder brother, who’s additionally his reserving agent, Benjamin mentioned the highlife Afro singer participated within the #ENDSARS protests like different celebrities throughout the nation.
“It signifies that all of the celebrities that participated within the #ENDSARS protests additionally collected cash from the politicians. That’s what the allegation implies. So, on this case, you simply have to make use of your widespread sense,” he added.
Additionally, reacting to the allegation when contacted, Flavour’s youthful brother, DJ Derekz, mentioned the “Nwa Child” singer will quickly launch an official assertion to that impact.
Recall that days again, Flavour and Phyno took to their social media platforms,warning that ought to something occur to them, the governor of Enugu State must be held chargeable for it. They alleged that the governor threatened to take care of them for saying that he ought to do extra in delivering dividends of democracy to Enugu individuals. “At the moment our lives had been threatened and we’re making it clear that if something occurs to any single one in all us or any protesters, let or not it’s recognized that it was accomplished by the Enugu State Authorities,” Flavour wrote on IG.