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DJ Switch On EndSARS Anniversary: My Life Changed On This Day For Worse

“On this day, last year 20.10.20 we were filled with hopes that young Nigerians took a solid stand. Through all the government’s antics, lies, counter protesters and thugs that were sent to attack us… we stood our ground! When the Nigerian government exhausted all their poorly planned tactics… they unleashed nothing short of EVIL on its citizens. I’ve not been able to talk today… and I cannot imagine what others who had it worse, feel! I am so proud of our young generation of leaders and our celebrities that have shown great leadership. I also must say, it is not a one day affair… this is a fight for the very fabric of our nation!

My life changed on this day… for worse!But, I also believe it changed for good! I now know what it means to need something so bad… and that need for me is a better Nigeria! To the youths who risked it all today in order to remember 20.10.20, are in every bit Superman/Superwoman!
Thanks to @davido for an anthem to remember!
#endsarsmemorial #endsars #whogavetheorder #neverpostedthisbefore #nigeria”

Dear DJ Switch,

Your life changed for the worse but the good thing about bad times is that they do not last forever.
Once the stormy days are gone, you’d be ushered to where you belong, right amongst the heroines of the past.
It’s just a little while before your name is engraved right besides that of Flora Nwapa and Margaret Ekpo.

You risked your life for the truth.
Despite a dead phone, rain of bullets and a bedlam of anguish, you didn’t stop at the toll-gate, you proceeded to the hospital to ensure the world witnessed it all firsthand.
You sought medical assistance for strangers like they were your brothers and made even Christiane Amanpour jealous of your battle-time gallantry.

While you risked your life ensuring the narrative won’t be later changed, the clout-chasing cowards who had earlier turned the tollgate as a venue to revive their dead showbiz careers hid in their bedrooms, typing deceptive words of encouragement to you on social media.

But we should have seen the signs,
We should have predicted they’d sell-out when Omotola Jalade Ekeinde questioned the authenticity of something we all watched live.
Davido went to the police and denied supporting the protests.

Today, they’ve said and it’s been concluded that there was no massacre.
Today, you’ve been reduced from a heroine to a runaway DJ whose only aim was to help bring havoc and chaos to Lagos instead of her native state of Enugu.

Today they’ve tried to hijack the memory of 20.10.20 as theirs.
A day no one would ever have related to if not for you.

It is 20.10.21 and we won’t forget.
Yes, we won’t forget that once again, reality was twisted, sellouts sabotaged a struggle and in the end, we were made the scapegoats.

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