The planned February 5th protest by one of the most celebrated Nigerian musicians, 2Baba against the government of PMB on the unacceptable situation of the Nigerian economy, is currently generating tension within the Nigerian entertainment fold, with some aligning for or against the proposed move by the popular musician.
Latest on the bill to criticize the 2Baba protest plan is his one-time buddy and former bandmate, Black Face, who in his Instagram post, condemned the proposed move, addressing 2Baba, with his titled post, “Lets Educate the Illiterate as he leads the Protest”, in the post, he criticized 2Baba for not speaking up against treasury looters, but chose to protest against Buhari, whom he feels is doing his best within the circumstance.
But in a swift reaction, another notable Nigerian musician, Ruggedman, moved against Black Face for passing those uncomplimentary remarks against 2Baba, whom he feels is courageous enough to stand up for the helpless and voiceless in society, a move Black Face had not made even against those he perceives as treasury looters, while telling him that he only found his voice because 2Baba was involved. Part of Rugedman’s post reads thus;
“@blackfacenaija you be my guy and@official2baba na my guy but I will tell you that this your move right here is very disappointing. You sang hardlife and all when things were even a bit bearable, but now that things are really messed up you have kept quiet. But here you are mouthing off over a 2Face move? Guy you fall my hand. Talking about educating people.....1. It is not a protest being led by 2face. He said he saw the post and thought to lend his voice to it. Something a few other artists and people have done. 2. So you knew about all the governors embezzling funds and yet you said nothing. But you are quick to shout now because 2face name has come out on something. But you make it too obvious you have something against 2face and you should have let all this go by now. NIGERIANS are suffering and you are just monitoring 2face. At least he has chosen to lend his voice to something all Nigerians believe is needed. What have you done?”
Meanwhile, in a related development, 2Baba has vowed not to be cowed by criticisms from both friends and foes alike, as he vows to continue with the planned protest come 5th February.