Femi Kuti, Afrobeat musician, has urged fellow celebrities to “put pressure” on the Nigerian government to do more for internally displaced persons in the north-east.

The musician said this while speaking to Reuters on Monday.

The Afrobeat singer said there are several internally displaced people and malnourished children in the north.

He called on Nigerian celebrities to engage their fans in the matters arising in the country.

“People need to have a sense of the reality in the northeast – from people walking around hungry to mothers with malnourished children.

“I hope more celebrities will visit and engage with their fans.

“Then more people will see what is going on, share it on social media, and put pressure on the government to do more.

“It is heartening to see so many displaced people welcomed into the homes of local families … and community elders offering to give up land to displaced for farming.

“There are still so many young people who are displaced, who have lost their parents, who cannot go home yet. They cannot party, and it is them we must worry about the most,” the Afrobeat singer said.



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