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Nigerian Music Artiste, Lynxxx Joins Wellbeing Foundation to Stand Against Domestic Violence | Watch

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As the world celebrates the Human Rights Day, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa continues in its efforts towards eduction, enlightenment and eradication of domestic violence. This year, Nigerian music artiste and Syndik8 records ensign, Lynxxx lends his voice to the cause. He shares his views on domestic violence and encourages men to help put a stop to this terrible trend.

According the the press releases

The United Nations’ Secretary General’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women, states that approximately one in three women are beaten, coerced into sex, or abused by an intimate partner during her lifetime. Moreover, half of all women who die from homicide are killed by a current or former partner (WHO/ World Bank). In Nigeria alone, over 50% of women are routinely abused by their husbands, with more than two-thirds of Nigerian women believed to experience physical, sexual and psychological abuse in their villages.

In addition to continuing the policy efforts to see that the Nigerian Violence Against Person’s Prohibition Bill is signed into law, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa works towards reducing gender-based violence statistics, giving women an avenue to break the silence that is brought about by the social stigma that comes with abuse, stimulating action and awareness of domestic violence, and developing women’s capacity to recognize their rights through the WBFA 24:7:365 campaign to “Stop Violence Against Women” combined with regional and international advocacy.

Watch the video where Lynxxx speaks on the subject here.

12 Comments

  1. madman

    December 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Makes no sense if you will go back to sing about women gyrating naked…

    • Miss_Flygerian

      December 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Oh Lawd!!! 😀 😀 😀

    • Chisom

      December 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Ur uber ignorant! What does that have to do with anything? Some 1s profession and this vital msg, how do they corelate? Plz if u have nothing sensible to say, click the home button! That comment was just ignorant!

      That being said, wow the stats are crazy! Men take note, if u r a man doing this u need to be ashamed of ur self, and these days this is so common amongst couples and marriages its scary!

      Nice one Lynx, this was highly appreciated!

    • Truth

      December 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      There always has to be one. So women gurating constitutes as domestic violence? It is about high time men stood up for women publicly especially in our society where they are abused daily

    • Friday's other child

      December 12, 2013 at 11:22 am

      I’m with Madman on this one, while having gyrating near naked women in your video doesn’t constitute domestic violence, and Lynxx has done well to lend his name and voice to this campaign. Having near naked women in your video does contribute to their hypersexualisation and objectification, this leads to/compounds the devaluing of women. Normalising this objectification has the potential to influence men’s behaviour towards women negatively. That aside, half naked women in your video certainly seems at odds with the respect he says he has for women coming from a family of five sisters and a mother he loves. I always share this Jill Scott poem when I talk to friends on this subject; it encompasses some of the issues touched upon here and others – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBxelIcEw7M

  2. aja

    December 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    First I discovered he puts God and Family first and now I also know that he is against violence against women!! Am so in love *sighs*

  3. aja

    December 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    That said the statistics are frightening, 1 in every 3 women!! I am ashamed to say this but I am guilty of ignorance. I knew that domestic violence exists I just never knew it was this common. Thanks for this post.

  4. Tosin

    December 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Can we cancel out the double negatives? e.g. say YES to tenderness / gentleness towards women .

  5. Chika U

    December 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    This is a great cause and something that is not talked about enough in Nigeria. I am glad that we have a face behind this movement and I hope more join with him.

  6. Mademoiselle

    December 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Ohh Lynxxx forever becoming more and more attractive with every move he makes (that does not entail music sha) *sigh*
    Nice one!

  7. Ajoke

    December 12, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Thank you Lynxxx

  8. Friday's other child

    December 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I should add, there’s about one minute of narrative before the poem starts that isn’t included in the video. Jill describes a situation where she sees a young girl at a bus stop who essentially looks like what we call ‘video vixens’. She observes men making all sorts of lewd remarks at her. That experience inspired the poem, one can assume that many of those guys who were making the lewd remarks also see ‘ big old booty that hasn’t nothing to do with the song’ every time they switch on their TV’s too, so on the one hand you have men who are used to the objectifcation of women in music videos, they normalise it and start to treat women in the same way. On the other hand, you have young women who also internalise this objectification, being to objectify themselves and internalise behaviour from the opposite sex that further devalues them.

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