Nigerian singer, Tuface Idibia "2baba" said with tears in his eyes he watched Nigerians come out to speak up in protest on Monday, February 6.
2baba shared a video on his Instagram handle, on Tuesday, February 7, where he thanked Nigerians for their messages and solidarity.
The musician said he also watched as people called him a coward, but he is happy to be a coward that spoke up and will always continue to speak up.
Watch the video below:
2baba, who was seen as the 'poster boy' of the protest, on Saturday, February 4, announced the cancellation of the planned protest due to security concerns and public safety consideration.
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Following the cancellation of his planned participation in the protest, some said it was because he was arrested and tortured by the Department of State Services (DSS) and others feel it was because he just didn’t want to be responsible for whatever would have happened at the venue of the protests.
But whatever the reason, 2baba spoke out saying he wasn’t arrested by the DSS.
Meanwhile, mixed reactions have trailed the video. Read comments from Nigerians below:
greatadamz: lol people who have not even made an effect in their street or community wana call 2baba a coward nigga been talking truth since before #grass to #grace album smh incase una forget "another year has come now they want our trust ones more oh no" he be like say dem want to tell us ANOTHER story again eyooo
ms_luciachy: Naa! Leadership ain't for the fainthearted @official2baba
mastarcard: A Prophet is without honor in his own land #iStandWithNigeria
teemah_banks: Your intention speak louder, for the courage you showed to go ahead was more than enough. One love always
valentinechidiebere: Guy shot up we dnt need ur voice again
floeazyrocks: Seriously see difference in video background Frm d previous one..But baba luks pale..Ebi Lik say he was tortured..I cn see d black eye n swollen face.. @official2baba pl
kareensglamup: God bless you Sir! You're the voice we needed to speak for we the affected ones,if you didn't speak up n initiate d idea it cudnt av taken place.You are Nigeria's no 1 voice n hero @official2baba