While quite a number of celebrities have indicated their support for 2baba’s protest, some have also spoken out against it. Giving different reasons why they feel so.
1. Femi Kuti
Veteran Afrobeat singer and son of the late iconic musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti Femi is not supporting the protest because of 2baba’s refusal to tell him the peoplebehind the protest since he said he didn’t actually come up with the plan.
He said: “I hear say they want to do protest here, they even choose the day Sunday, Sunday is my day. So I was thinking, 2face say some people come meet am say make he broadcast am, so no be him sit down for him house com plan am, I for no vex. Who be the people wey come meet you?” he asked.
The most controversial and outspoken critic of the protest given his prior relationship with 2baba, Blackface asks why 2baba didn’t protest when the former government was in office even when factual allegations were made against them. The most controversial and outspoken critic of the protest given his prior relationship with 2baba, Blackface asks why 2baba didn’t protest when the former government was in office even when factual allegations were made against them. “Why didn’t you lead a protest against these governors who mismanaged the Buhari bailout funds and the Paris Club refund money? Why did you not protest against GEJ’s looting of N51 trillion naira and the Godswill Akpabio alleged looting of over N1 trillion naira from the Akwa Ibom state treasury for which he is being prosecuted by the EFCC? Why didn’t you protest Akpabio’s alleged corrupting of a Supreme Court justice who is currently being tried for corrupt practices on the bench? Is it because you are a corruption apologist?” he asked.
3. Funke Adesiyan
Yoruba actress and politician Funke Adesiyan was one of the first to publicly disagree with 2baba over the protest. She saidYoruba actress and politician Funke Adesiyan was one of the first to publicly disagree with 2baba over the protest. She said “When people ask me why I joined politics, I tell them from the truest of my heart that it is because I got tired of how things were being done in my country. It’s not enough for us to protest, it’s more important for us, youths of this beloved nation, to get involved in governance. You could try many times before you achieve it.”
For comedian Bovi, the fact that he wouldn’t be there doesn’t mean he doesn’t support the protest. He wrote via Instagram: “Boycott is too strong a word to describe my not attending. I won’t be there. Simple. It doesn’t define whether I support it or not. I am not joining the protest, and stop saying ‘we’ and ‘us.’ You don’t belong…..my life is not governed by your opinions of me.”
5. Stella Damasus
Actress Stella Damasus shared her reason via Facebook live saying she would rather spend her time on more important things than a protest.
“That time I will use to protest and talk, I will use it to do something good for the people I can help. Before protesting anything, you have to have a clear focus,” she said.