Nigerian celebrities including Toke Makinwa, Toyin Lawani, singers Banky W, 2baba, OAP Daddy Freeze and Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, have condemned the killing of Nigerians in South Africa in the recent wave of xenophobic attacks across the country.
Several properties and businesses, including those of Nigerians, have been targeted in the latest Xenophobic attacks, which South African authorities said they were striving to contain.
Some celebrities took to their social media platforms to call on the Nigerian government to urgently intervene in the matter.
Some of them have also called for a boycott of all South African products and services in Nigeria.
Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, wrote, “This is so sad. Why? Must violence be the solution to every problem? I woke up to horrific pictures and videos of our country men being attacked and killed. This has to stop o!!!
“We all are out there hustling to put food on our tables! Why the killings. I appeal to the Nigerian government to see to the immediate end of this. All lives matter! #saynotoxenophobia .”
Similarly, CEO of EbonyLife Tv, Mo Abudu, wrote, “The xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa right now is complete and misplaced anger. We owe it to ourselves as Africans to unite. It’s the only way forward.
“God has blessed us with so many natural and human resources, yet we are unable to unlock this potential. It’s another sad and frustrating day for me as an African woman.