Nigerian afrobeat star Burna Boy has come through yet with another new song titled 20 10 20. The song comes as a tribute to the slain Lekki Toll Gate peaceful protesters who were shot by soldiers. The incident occurred on the 20th of October, 2020 hence the title of the song. The incident occurred during the end SARS, end police brutality, and police reform protest. The protest was sparked by the extrajudicial killings of the police especially the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The song has Burna Boy calling out to everyone in the chain of command with a strong message.
Some lyrics of the song 20 10 20 read;
The Chief of staff, the commander, and the army wey carry order
Mr. President, Mr. Governor
Godfather, gbo gbo IJOBA
All your atrocity
All of your corner corner
Make all the DEADBODY disturb you for your dream
20th of October 2020
You carry army go kill many youth for Lekki
Na so WATER OOO WATER runaway my eyes Nothing you go talk wey go justify the case of their murder
We give them many chances Dem FAIL my people
And When we cry for justice Them kill my people
Walahi ALL of YOU
Their lives are on you
We no go ever forget all the youths Wey die for TOLLGATE
The song was produced by Element and the delivery was flawless. Burna Boy speaks his mind like his grandfather and mentor Fela Kuti. The Grammy-nominated acts continue in his journey for advocacy for justice and he doesn’t plan on stopping soon. Prior to this Burna Boy had released a song titled “Monsters you made” Which features Chris Martin.
The African giant also had this to say:
“The proceeds of this song will be used to support families of victims and people suffering affliction as a result of the Lekki shootings. May the heavens open and celebrate all our fallen heroes who have died for this movement from the very beginning. Rest in peace to all the beautiful lives lost.”
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