Four weeks and still counting…our girls numbering over 200 kidnapped on April 14, 2014, have not been found, though there are reports of a handful of them escaping from the den of their ruthless abductors.
As the search for the girls intensifies and foreign aid coming in, protests and campaigns for their rescue have been held locally and internationally. Concerned individuals and human rights groups are spare heading the protests.
Celebrities, both local and international, are, however, not left out as they have joined the train voicing against the heinous act of Boko Haram terrorists.
ENCOMIUM Weekly presents a comprehensive list of celebrities who have in one way or the other campaigned against the abduction.
- America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, held up a placard in a photo she posted with the #BringBackOur Girls.
- Hollywood actress and United Nations ambassador, Angelina Jolie, described the kidnapping as unthinkable cruelty and evil, and blames a culture of impunity for the act.
- Sean Combs, better known as P.Diddy, also posted a photo with #BringBackOurGirls now! Inscribed in a placard.
- John Legend, foremost singer and pianist, Jamie Foxx and rapper, Ludacris all held up placards with the inscription, Real Men Don’t Buy Girls. Justin Timberlake, the Mirror crooner, followed suit.
- United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, tweeted Doing everything possible to help #BringBackOurGirls. US team hitting the ground in #Nigeria to work with President Jonathan.
- American singer and dancer, Chris Brown also lent his support. He tweeted, #BringBackOurGirls.
- Multiple award-winning singer, Keri Hilson, uploaded a heart-shaped photo with Nigeria’s gloms and captioned it, Nigeria, you are in my heart…#BringBackOurGirls”.
- Hollywood model, Naomi Campbell tweeted, #BringBackOurGirls!!! President Jonathan, do something!
- Christina Aguilera, American pop singer, on twitter said, Please help @GirlRising and use your voice to demand the safe return of Nigerian girls. #BringBackOurGirls. “
- Kourteny Kadarshian, a reality TV show star tweeted, “Heartbreaking. #BringBackOurGirls.”
- Host of the Ellen Show, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, “It can’t happen soon enough. #BringBackOurGirls”.
- Canadian rapper and singer, Drake, also posted a photo with the inscription, Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.
- Award-winning singer, Mary J Blige tweeted, “It’s been four weeks since the kidnapping of 234 Nigerian girls and they still aren’t home. #BringBackOurGirls”.
- Our Nigerian celebrities were not left out:
- Recently wedded singer, Tiwa Savage, tweeted, “Let’s not get weary till we get our girls back. #BringBackOurGirls. Still on the matter.” She also joined the street protest.
- Screen diva, Genevieve Nnaji posted a photo with the inscription, #BringBackOurGirls.
- Ace comedian, Julius Agwu, posted a photo holding a placard with #BringBackOurGirls inscribed on it.
- Tonto Dikeh poured out her mind on Instagram. “Each day we wake up with a smile on our face and we make a post saying good morning. What’s good about this morning when 234 innocent girls are being held for no cogent reason. Is going to school now a crime in this country, 9ja? Gosh, from January to May, Nigeria has lost 3,000 people in the hands of Boko Haram. Like our First Lady said, Dar is God o. #BringBackOurGirls.”
- Ini Edo, top Nollywood actress, joined in. She posted a photo tagged #BringBackOurGirls.
- Award-winning rapper, Ice Prince, also posted a photo captioned, #BringBackOurGirls.
- Femcee, Weird MC, #BringBackOurGirls. No retreat, no surrender was inscribed on the photo she posted.
- Popular OAP, Toke Makinwa, joined in the street protest, carrying placards.
- Beautiful actress, Stella Damasus, posted a photo with the inscription, #BringBackOurGirls.
- Dynamic multiple award-winning duo, P-Square currently in St. Lucia, posted a photo on Instagram with #BringBackOurGirls written on the beach.