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9 mins | May 13, 2020

Nigerian singer Wizkid on finding positivity amid brutality

"The police back home shoot without any reason," he reflects on the nation's anti-SARS protests this month. "'They just victimise you,' Wizkid says of the rogue police unit. 'They stop you on the road and if you don’t have ID, you’re getting thrown into a bus. You’re getting arrested, you’re getting beaten, you’re getting extorted — like, why? For what reason?'" Wizkid is a leading figure in Afrobeats, the music genre that has brought West African pop to the European and US charts. Now, amid the anti-SARS protests in Nigeria, Ludovic Hunter-Tilney from the Financial Times catches up with the Nigerian star to hear his view on the events.

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