- On October 1, 2020, Nigeria marked 60 years of Independence
- Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, took to his Twitter page to share his take on the occasion
- The film star said that he could not wish anybody a happy independence because Nigerians are suffering
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Nigeria is usually referred to as the giant of Africa but it appears not many of its citizens share the same sentiment. The country celebrated 60 years of independence on October 1, 2020, and people used the opportunity to share their grievances.
Veteran Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, took to his Twitter page in the early hours of October 1 to speak on the country’s Independence Day celebration.
The actor said that he could not wish anybody a happy independence especially because most people were not happy. He continued by asking what was there to celebrate.
Yul went ahead to list some unfavourable things that had gone on in the country such as fuel price increase, electricity tariff hike, bad roads and more.
Explaining further, the actor said that to speak candidly, Nigerians were suffering.
“I cannot wish anyone a happy independence when my people are not happy.
What are we celebrating?
Fuel price increase? Electricity tariff hike? Hardship? Bad roads? Killings everywhere?
Jobless youths turned beggars?
The list is endless.
Speak the truth.
Nigerians are suffering."
See his tweet below:
A number of Nigerians also took to his comment section to react to his tweet and many of them mirrored his dissatisfaction. Read some comments below:
Legit.ng had earlier reported on some Nigerian celebrities who used their platforms to sensitize fans about the government.
The Nigerian entertainment industry is one that a lot of young people can relate to seeing as important information is shared in a lively and fun way that would also meet its purpose of getting people to think.
A number of Nigerian celebrities have been known to use their platforms to sensitize fans on things that are going on in the society especially concerning the government.
Seeing as Nigeria is about to celebrate 60 years of independence, it seems only fitting to recognize these stars who have used their platforms to post socially conscious material.
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