A group of high-profiled Nigeria celebrities including Runtown, Falz, Tiwa Savage, Tacha and a few others joined protesters to call on the abolishing of the police unit, SARS.
“Thursday is Thursday,” Runtown had tweeted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, when a fellow musician Naira Maley cancelled a planned protest after rapport with a police chief.
The ‘Mad Over You’ singer remained resolute, determined to go ahead with the protest he had promised to lead against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
For a dog’s age, the dreaded unit of the police has illegally harassed young people in Nigeria which led to a renewed call for the Federal Government to scrap the unit.
Runtown was one of the celebrities who lent their voices to the online campaign, but he wanted more.
“This has gone long enough and now we MUST take action! I’ll be leading a protest to #ENDSARS on Thursday, October 8th 2020,” he said on Twitter on Sunday, October 4.
“They MUST listen to us, they MUST make/effect REAL and VISIBLE changes! Empty promises won’t work this time!!!
“Let’s all come out to peacefully reach out to our “Elected” leaders beyond social media!!!”
True to his word, Runtown was at the takeoff point of the protest at Toll Gate at Lekki, Phase One, Lagos ready to lead the protest.
To show how in tune he was with the movement, imprinted on his white T-Shirt was a photo of Kolade Johnson, a father of one who was indiscriminately killed in March 2019 by a policeman.
Leading the protest alongside Runtown, was rapper Falz who was also dressed in a white T-Shirt.
At the take-off point, both musicians pleaded with other protesters to maintain peace and avoid any form of violence.
Soon, other high-profile celebrities joined. Musicians Tiwa Savage, WurlD and Paul Okoye, media personality Toke Makinwa, popular disc jockey DJ Spinall and former Big Brother Naija stars Anto Lecky and Nelson Enwerem Prince.