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2face Is Two Faced: Fans Mock The Singer For Backing Out Of Protest

Singer 2face Idibia, faced criticism from Nigerians after canceling an anti-government protest. Many took to the streets on their own.

Nigerians--much like Americans--have had a number of reasons to protest in the past couple months. From a fluttering economy, to a president who's been on an indefinite, suspicion-raising medical leave since mid-January, Nigerian's are feeling the detrimental effects of an inefficient government, and many are rightfully fed up.


Popular Nigerian artist 2face Idibia, despite being one of the country's one percenters, appeared to be part of this dissatisfied group of people. He announced that he'd be leading an anti-government protest in a video posted on his Facebook account last Tuesday. "The need for urgent solutions to the challenges facing Nigerians has become very clear. Things are not getting better for the majority, we are still where we are, poor and desperate. I will no longer be quie," he stated.

Yesterday, he made headlines again after announcing that the protest would no longer be taking place due to possible "hijackings" and other threats to safety.

 

Some people weren't really here for what they believed was 2 Face being, well, two-faced. Many criticized his decision to cancel just two days before the protest was to occur, noting that he tried to act as a man of the people, but played himself as he's clearly no Fela Kuti. Others weren't with him from the start.

 

 

While some thought it better to not dwell on 2face and to proceed with the protest with or without him, noting that despite his prominence, he too is not above folding to government pressure, which speaks more to the unquestioned power of the government than to 2face's character.

 

Protests did go on without him. Hundreds of Nigerians took to the streets of Lagos to demonstrate, and many are showing support on social media with the hashtag #iStandWithNigeria.

 

These demonstrations go to show that it isn't up to someone with "status" or wealth to stir up political dissent, the people can do that all on their own, and they will.

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Wizkid Spoils Fans By Dropping the Music Video For 'No Stress'

Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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