Celebrities have taken to social media to air their thoughts on the indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.


Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had announced the sanction of the microblogging platform in a statement on Friday.

The suspension came after a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 1967 civil war was deleted by the social media service.

Twitter’s suspension has since elicited a wave of reactions from entertainers engaging with the Nigerian creative industry.


Reacting to the development, Samklef, music producer, said: “When I Dey tell una say nothing good can come out of Buhari. Una come my page dey insult me say make I face my career. How una dey feel am now? Who be slave?”

Enisa, a US songstress who recently collaborated with Davido, added: “I don’t understand. This country Nigeria is filled with good & talented people.

“Why are they doing this to you all? I don’t live there so I don’t know, but I been seeing your guys really go through it over there, I truly feel bad.”


“They can’t stop kidnapping, armed robbery and terrorism. The country is as unsafe as ever, yet they can seize passports and block bank accounts of peaceful protesters. They ban cryptocurrency, they ban Twitter. FG is completely out of touch with the plight of young people,” Banky W wrote.

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