Nigerian Musicians Condemn Southern Kaduna Killings

Following the death of the father of singer, Joel Amadi, from suspected herdsmen, some notable Nigerian musicians have condemned the despicable killings taking place in the southern part of Kaduna, calling on Governor El-Rufai to act quickly to bring peace to the state.

Notable among them are: Michael Stephens, aka Ruggedman, Lanre Fasasi (Sound Sultan) Eedris Abdulkareem and Joel Amadi, who championed the cause.

THEWILL had earlier reported the death of the father of the musician who was killed by suspected herdsmen in Zikpak Village, Kafanchan, located in the southern Kaduna.

Amadi said: “There is still no word to describe the hurt I feel having my dad killed that way prematurely. I was his only son. I have two sisters and automatically, I have been given a father’s responsibility prematurely. I am not just speaking out because my father was killed. I also lost an uncle, aunty and other relatives. I am calling on Governor El-Rufai, who till now hasn’t come out to make a speech on the issue or even visit the communities where those killings happened, to give people the some hope.”

Also, Eedris Abdulkareem said: “There is a lot of violence going on in Nigeria. There is no need to pretend. We need to use our platforms to add value to others. If it were to be about money, I would be praise-singing politicians that are my friends. President Muhammadu Buhari in six years has not done anything. He has failed Nigeria.”

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Sound Sultan said: “I have always been speaking up and Joel doesn’t have to be a musician before I can ‘feel’ his pain. It’s humane for the government to respond to these killings. Protocols don’t have to come to play when lives are being lost.”

THEWILL reports that other personalities at the event were Kenny Ogungbe and Jaywon.