Burna Boy joined the ongoing #EndSARS on Saturday and announced that he has established a relief fund, ProjectProtectng, for victims of police and SARS brutality across the country.
The singer said the project is a sub-fund under his charity- The Reach and it is aimed at helping protesters that are wrongfully harmed/arrested by SARS during and after these protests. American hip hop star, PDiddy, according to Burna Boy, is the first celebrity to donate to the relief fund.
The African giant also gave reasons why he has been quiet all the while.
“I have taken the past week to gather my thoughts. I usually respond to these matters with my emotions and frustrations. This time I have chosen to ignore the attempts; well-meaning or derogatory to draw me out. This is not and should not be about me. It is about a fundamental problem that affects us all Nigerians, as Africans, and as human beings.
“The state of our country, Nigeria, is tricky; it has been from before I was born. My greatest concern in all of this is that SARS will end now as it allegedly has several times in the past (I recall giving calls to end SARS during my USA tour in April 2019 and morph into a different entity down the line with a different form or a different name. In my opinion, abolishing the unit is a definite first step but we cannot afford to stop there.”