Genevieve Nnaji, veteran actress, has joined Nigerian celebrities in condemning the xenophobic attacks carried out by South Africans against foreigners, mostly Nigerians in their country.

Nnaji, a movie star, took to her Instagram page where she shared a post on the issue.

According to the actress, South Africans continuous killing of Nigerians have time without numbers “shown us who they truly are and it’s time for us to stand up and let them know who we are”.

“A life with us isn’t the worse thing. They need to see one without us. They have shown us countless times who they are. Let’s believe them. It’s time to show them who we are,” she wrote.

“But most importantly, it’s time we believed in ourselves. They see our potential; our greatness. We need to see it too. It’s tough out here I know, but sooner than later, we’ll have to realize it’s all we’ve got.

“We have to make sure our energy and resources are beneficial to all things her in Nigeria. We can’t ignore the signs much longer. Change is inevitable. Let us stay 100 ahead of it. #LongliveNigeria.’’

The award-winning actress joins Tiwa Savage and many Nigerian celebrities who have expressed their annoyance at the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

Toke Makinwa, Funke Akindele and Mo Abudu also condemned the xenophobia.

Burna Boy had slammed AKA, South African rapper, over his tension-inciting comments about Nigeria’s relationship with South Africa, while Wizkid stated that South Africans are “fighting the wrong war”.



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