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Celebrities react to xenophobic attacks

Nigerian celebrities react to the recent xenophobic attacks melted upon Nigerians in South Africa.

A few days ago, Nigerians in South Africa raised an alarm over the xenophobic attack been melted upon them by South Africans. Businesses owned by foreign nationals got burnt and some lives were also lost during the gruesome acts.

The videos from the xenophobic attack which have since gone viral have sparked off a lot of outrage from Nigerians home and abroad. Some celebrities in Nigeria have also submitted their displeasure over the horrible actions by the South Africans. 

Toke Makinwa took to her Instagram page, where she expressed her shock over the xenophobic attack in South Africa. She went to say that she couldn’t come to terms to watch the gruesome videos of the attacks by South Africans. She appealed to them to do the right thing.

“We are all Africans, this is such a huge blow, it’s like we take 10 steps forward and 50 back. We have come so far from the dark ages yet we kill each other, just hearing about the Xenophobic attack in South Africa and my heart is broken, I cannot even begin to watch the gruesome videos, why? Why so much hate in the world? Why do we compete so much it becomes less healthy and eviler, what exactly is the point to all the killing? I love the people of South Africa, I know so many hardworking South Africans and you all have shown me love and so I implore you all to stand up for what is right. 

We all cannot continue in silence if hate lingers nobody wins. Our doors have been nothing but welcoming to you all, we have so many South Africans living and working here, we make music together, promote our fashion to the rest of the world explore both cultures. Now let’s come together to fight this evil in our midst. We are all Africans, a win for us is for us to the world. United. This is so sad, so disturbing, so painful. One Love,” she said.

The popular actress Iyabo Ojo also shared one of the alleged videos of the gruesome attacks on Nigerians by South Africans and called on the government of the country to take quick action on the sad turn of events in that country.

Abeg what is our government doing about the recent killings of Nigerians in South Africa???? why now!! Africans killing each other 🥵🥵this is very sad😞😞 just saw the video of how they burnt a Nigerian alive 😡😡 couldn’t post the video 🥺🥺 @muhammadubuhari @profosinbajo #GeoffreyOnyeama Pls do something fast🙏🙏 #xenophobicattacks #stopxenophobia #saynotoxenophobia

On-Air personality Do2dtun didn’t even hide words as he dragged South Africans over their actions. He slammed the South Africans for he called mental slavery which he felt was the reason behind the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

“#FactsOnly This is how a typical “Myopic South African,” thinks.. do we all believe @tayofaniran now… They are still at war with their souls… Unforgiven and they never see the good in others. My heart goes out to Nigerians there… 💔,” he wrote.

Singer Peter Okoye while sharing his thoughts lamented about the way Africans are treating Africans instead of standing as one. He went to announce that he would be postponing the release date for his next song because of the recent developments in South Africa.

Also Nollywood movie star Uche Jombo expressed her regret for opening some of the viral videos of the attacks melted upon Nigerians in South Africa. She wondered why Africans would think other Africans are their problem.