The death of George Floyd’s death in police custody has got the world to wake up to end the long fight for racial injustice not just in America but in other parts of the world.
Music industry players and musicians across the world have decided to turn June 2 into “Blackout Tuesday,” a day to press pause on usual business and turn toward fighting racial injustice.
African artistes such as Tiwa Savage, Efya, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, have joined the movement that’s being shared on social media with the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday.
“The narrative has been that it doesn’t affect us because it happens so far away but I am my brothers/sisters keeper whether far or near” Tiwa Savage wrote on her Instagram page.
Ghanaian singer was not just protesting against racial injustice but to Rape victims as well.
Wife of Ghanaian Reggae/AfroReggae singer Stonebwoy, Dr. Louisa Setekla posted an animated video of her husband’s song ‘Black People’ which speaks against racial injustice.
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Spotify, meanwhile, will add a silent track to some playlists and podcasts on Blackout Tuesday. “Select participating playlists and podcasts will include an 8-minute, 46-second track of silence as a solemn acknowledgment for the length of time that George Floyd was suffocated,” the company said in a blog post.
Story by: Derrick Annor Boadi