#bringbackourgirls Protests

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Village-Boi

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You guys seen the Justin Timberlake one with something like 'You're not a man if you need to buy girls'? - can't remember exactly what was written on the card. Well done to everyone and anyone supporting this issue.
 

tunmi

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It said "Real men don't buy girls". It had Sean Penn, Ashton Kutcher, and Justin Timberlake. The current one includes Jaime Foxx, Ludacris, John Legend, and Drake. Forest
Whitaker, Mary J Blige, Common, Keri Hilson and a lot of other US celebs have tweeted. At first it was African-Americans and before long, a lot of folks across the board contributed their tweets. Malala also spoke about it.

As for Naija celebs, Sasha P, Waje and Eldee were very vocal. Yomi Black and other Yoruba artists along with Tiwa and Banky W joined protets. DBanj said something and deleted it. Genny went around. Of course, Seun and Femi Kuti have never relented.

But the average Nigerians home and abroad have been following this and continuing momentum since they found out. Some were even able to hack the "greenboard" of the World Economic Forum Africa going on now, until May 9 with the message of "Bring Back Our Girls". There have been two websites: chibokgirls.com and bringbackourgirls.ng Twitter really has been instrumental to keep this going. It spread to facebook, tumblr, instagram, bbm and all forms of social media.
 

Village-Boi

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A few clips from the '#BringBackOurGirls' solidarity protest outside the Nigerian High Commission in London - 9th May, 2014.
Music - Sweet Mother by Prince Nico Mbarga



 
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Dsampler

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‘This has been going on way too long and um…. there’s no shame in asking for help and in taking it. The truth is, terrorism is not a country’s, it’s not our problem, it’s not a continent problem, it’s a global issue‘, Genevieve says in response to the question of whether or not the Nigerian government needs help to fight Boko Haram.

Read full transcript of the interview below…

Max Foster: Genevieve Nnaji is an actress, model and singer who has been raising awareness on the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. She told me they won’t stop till the missing girls are found. Take a listen.

Genevieve Nanji: Everyone is involved. We are all mothers, we are all humans and these are young girls that have been taken into captivity and uh…. we just felt that as.. some of us who have a bigger face and more recognizable in terms of being celebrities and having a large fan base, we thought it’s our responsibility to help shed light and bring the fight to the forefront and stop this inhumane act.

Max Foster: There’s been some criticism of the authorities in Nigeria that they were slow to react to this. What’s your reading into that?

Genevieve Nanji: Um, for me I think it would be unfair to say our government was slow to react because no one knew whether they reacted or not. The thing is we weren’t told, that’s the problem, we didn’t know if they were aware of the situation or not. So, the major problem people are having is that lack of communication between the government and the people. We just wanted them to, at least, react to us. And make it aware to our knowledge that they know what was going on, we knew there was a problem at hand, its just that lack of communication.

Max Foster: Has it improved now?

Genevieve Nanji: Well, it has improved a whole lot, Now we can see things being put in place, now we can see the efforts being made and again, that will be credited to the noise that has been made, towards the campaigning that’s been made around the world, you know, the global community having an interest in this. So, we are grateful for all the attention. What it has done is create hope in a situation that seemed hopeless in the beginning.

Max Foster: What do you make of other countries offering military support of various forms. Is that something that you welcome or would you rather that the Nigerian authority deal with it themselves?

Genevieve Nanji: This has been going on way too long and um…. there’s no shame in asking for help and in taking it. The truth is, terrorism is not a country’s, it’s not our problem, it’s not a continent problem, it’s a global issue and if everyone can come together and help fight it at every point, at any part of the world, as long as we act as one again. This is a breach of human rights, it’s something that should concern each and everyone. So, it’s welcome.

Max Foster: How has this affected Nigeria as a nation?

Genevieve Nanji: I think this situation is becoming a bit too close to home and this has nothing to do with gender, religion or whatever. This is a human right problem and we are all human and what is going on is very, you know, inhumane if you ask me. And what it has done now is given us that confidence to know that our voices are loud enough to heard all around the world and we won’t stop.
source:http://www.myjoyonline.com/entertainment/2014/may-12th/.php

Thanks for caring, Genny.
 

tunmi

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Genny...needs to sit down. At this point, she's no different from the president or the first lady. She was not vocal about it until her interview with CNN and most folks were wondering just what in the world she was on about.
 

Dsampler

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Genny...needs to sit down. At this point, she's no different from the president or the first lady. She was not vocal about it until her interview with CNN and most folks were wondering just what in the world she was on about.
o.k., Tunmi, we are going to try to get thru this without getting mad at each other. I promise to reeeeaaallly try. Here we go:

First of all, Genny was one of the very first Nigerians to start raising hell over the abduction of these girls. If you need proof, go to her facebook page or check out this link: http://thegong.com.ng/index.php/ent...gh-angered-at-the-issue-of-the-abducted-girls

This was even before CNN jumped on the band wagon. I honestly think she should be praised for helping to tell the world about the issue instead of being blamed.

Secondly, while Genny is running back & forth from facebook to CNN on this issue has any one heard lately from their beloved omotola on this issue? I rest my case.
 

Sola

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Scores of protesters chanting "Bring Back Our Girls!" marched Thursday to Nigeria's presidential villa to demand more action to find and free nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic militants, but President Goodluck Jonathan did not meet with them, leaving an aide to deliver a lecture that further angered the demonstrators.

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Sola

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Seriously, Genny in that picture looks like she needs the freedom more than the captured girls. Who released this?

NTB, see the clueless president you fostered on us, Madam campaign manager...When we dey warn your say the guy na wowo, na so you dey flex muscle like weightlifter. You see ya eye?
 

Dsampler

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Seriously, Genny in that picture looks like she needs the freedom more than the captured girls. Who released this?

NTB, see the clueless president you fostered on us, Madam campaign manager...When we dey warn your say the guy na wowo, na so you dey flex muscle like weightlifter. You see ya eye?
She's just showing empathy as would be expected from someone that is genuinely concerned. I'm still waiting to see that other actresses' role in all of this. Probably too busy getting another butt lift somewhere right now even as we speak.
Who cares about 200 missing girls when you are trying to keep a butt lift appointment.
 
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