Beyonce’s aid to Nigerians angers some on Twitter

By BBC On Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 11:03 | < 1 min read
American RnB musician Beyonce. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
American RnB musician Beyonce. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

A tweet by American singer Beyonce’s charity in solidarity with anti-police brutality protesters in Nigeria has angered some online users.

Beyonce had in a statement said she was working with organisations to support those protesting.

She said they were aiming to “provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter”.

Some Nigerians said they weren’t hungry and wanted change.

“We starved of justice, human rights and other social amenities not food!” Chimmy tweeted.

“Keep your help and aid to yourself, I don’t need it and the dead definitely don’t. All we needed was your platform to create awareness for the whole issue but you prefer to send us aid like the “poor” set of people we are. Never again. Keep your aid to yourself. We’ll remember,” Tomiwa tweeted.

“Who told Beyonce that we are hungry? Sis just lend your voice like Riri and co.,” Papi Jay tweeted.

Some defended Beyonce saying she was offering support.

“That’s stupid, and after what? She gon talk without doing anything? She’s offering her money and health support and you ask for a voice?? I don’t understand people!” Queen Domi tweeted.

Are you a Kenyan in the diaspora with a story to tell? Do you know someone of Kenyan origin doing something remarkable in the diaspora? Do you have an opinion that you would like to share? Email us at [email protected]

Related Topics