Bovi is currently being hailed by a section of the public for his dressing during the 14th edition of the Headies awards – the dressing was both a fashion statement and an outcry to the failure of the political class.
The comedian and skit maker stood out at the Headies award in an #EndSars-themed outfit in remembrance of those killed in the massacre at Lekki toll gate in the recent #EndSars protest.
Recall that last year, Nigerians came out to call out the Government for their choices and decisions of ruling the country. The demonstration started after security operatives called the Special Anti-robbery squad (SARS) were given the authority to apprehend any suspicious persons without proper evidence as a means to curb the rampant cyber crimes otherwise known as “Yahoo”.
However, disturbing videos surfaced social media showing SARS operatives unjustly assaulting and killing citizens. Then many Netizens started to share their experiences with SARS operatives with the Hashtag #EndSars. Citizens started gathering for a peaceful protest. The protests took place all over the Nation as citizens came out to fight for their rights and freedom.
However, the protest took a wrong turn as there were sightings of violence between the protesters and security operatives which cost many people their lives.
The Lekki massacre happened when #EndSars protesters took to Lekki toll gate for their protest. Men in army uniforms opened fire on unarmed protesters at night which left many protesters dead.
The Headies Awards held yesterday 21st of February 2021,was hosted by Bovi and Nancy Isime. The award was created to honour artistes like Wizkid, Fireboy, Simi, Mayorkun, Omah Lay, and many others musicians with awards in their respective categories.
However, while other celebrities were fitted in glamorous designer outfits, Bovi wore a shirt with a blood-stained Nigerian flag printed on it.
Bovi’s outfit to the show got many reactions from Nigerians who hailed him for honouring those killed in the #EndSars protest.
See some reactions below …
My best dress for the night
Right. Like he should! Best dress of the night. Fist
U peepu shud watch out , this govt will arrest him for protesting at the headies
Pictures says more than a thousand words
We will never forget!!!!!!+
Best dressed i pray This trend gets popular…
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