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#BringBackOurGirls – Genevieve Nnaji, Trey Songz, Zain Asher, Dakore Akande & More Celebs

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BellaNaijarians, have you tried your best to #BringBackOurGirls.

Our celebs aren’t slowing down. Check it out!
Genevieve Nnaji – “Tonight. 8:30pm. CNN. #bringbackourgirls”
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Trey Songz 
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Joselyn Dumas -“A parents tender care will never cease towards the child they bear.. I can only imagine the trauma the parents of these girls are going through. These past few weeks may have been their longest days and nights ever.. poor innocent girls, why must they go through such an ordeal for enjoying their basic #humanright; the right to #education….#pleasebringbackourgirls #realmendontbuygirls#nochildwasborntobetaken…In the midst of all this chaos, remember to say a word of prayer for these girls and the affected families. I can already see the reunion with hugs and kisses Yes! #theywillbringourgirlsback”
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Julius Agwu
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Dakore Akande
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Mafikizolo
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Bracket
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Zain Asher – Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s sister
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Bryan Okwara – “#BringBackOurGirls #bringbackourdaughters#bringbackourgirlsnow Do they also have to pay for the sins of our nation!!!#Godhelpthemall #amen”
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Angelina Jolie in London
“The important thing though is to understand that this happens because these men think they can get away with it and they can do this. We have to start arresting people for this, we have to start bringing them to justice and we have to start making it an absolute crime that puts fear in these men so that they think twice about this kind of action.”
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Stella Damasus
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Lydia Forson – “I hate to say this, but it’s precisely how I feel now…. This isn’t an attack on anyone or to discourage anyone from joining in the campaign. But I feel like I’ve seen this before. We join a campaign because everyone else is doing it, without truly caring or understanding what is really going on here. And after a while go back to our lives like nothing happened. We don’t ask the questions we need to, questions that will provoke reactions and start a debate. The problem here isn’t that these girls were kidnapped. It’s that we have sick people in this world who think this is OK? Let’s get to the root of the problem. Or it will be like cutting off branches on a tree. It will grow back..”
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Ndani TV
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Jamie Foxx – “#BringBackOurGirls Join the movement and help spread the message until our girls are home safe. #GodBless”

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Adokiye Kyrian
“I have asked over and over again,
Where are our Activists?
The positive ones and not the ones who only insults people trough any means?
Where are the great Celebrities?
The Vocalists?
Those ones who I have always respected? Where are they?
Go on shout to the World! Sing aloud,
Let your voices be heard.
Cry for Peace and Freedom for our Mother Land.
The Land where we reside?
I don’t mean only about Abducted girls.
Let’s cry out and put a stop to the endless Calamities, Chaos, Anarchy and Doom,
Please raise your voices Now or Forever remain silent.
God of Infinite Goodness,
Our Strength in Adversities,
Our Health in Weakness,
Our Comfort in Sorrow,
Listen to the Cry of YOUR people.
Spare this Nation.
You will never forsake YOUR people.
The Prayers of the poor and the needy will be heard and answered.”

36 Comments

  1. Miss_Flygerian

    May 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Lydia Forson just echoed my thoughts.

  2. Joan85

    May 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    smh I kinda agree with Lydia… 🙁

  3. Lisa London

    May 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    What Miss Forson said!
    This is becoming a charade! Look at me! look at me!! Look I’m so aware! Even BH jumped on the bandwagon with more bombs, attacks, kidnaps and their own look at me we so bad video!

  4. Ada

    May 9, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Choi…..now “Bring Back Our Girls ” has become a celebrity tag line with all the so called celebrities holding up placards, wearing customized T Shirts and posing for the camera. Will that convince Boko Haram to bring back these innocent girls?? Do they have the time to see which celebrity is holding one up?? NO. What we need is ACTION! ACTION! ACTION! The grief that those parents are currently going through is undescribable

  5. winnie

    May 9, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    After u ppl will cry that the celebrities r not using their celebrity status to create awareness. Always whining. Stop complaining, haba!

    • idomagirl

      May 10, 2014 at 1:11 am

      I agree. Humans can never be satisfied.

    • amanda carson

      December 23, 2014 at 3:45 am

      omg yes

  6. Bee

    May 9, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Not one heard from naija celebs about the boys that were murdered in their dorm rooms or the other kidnappings before is it that they didn’t know or just brushed it aside like the govt did?

    With Lydia is this one.

    • wendy

      May 9, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks Bee… People are not getting the point when i complain about our own celebs…

      E.g look at the statement from the person above u…

      As usual, we see the obvious…sweep it under the carpet.

    • nene

      May 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      nne ask them oh. mschew

  7. chi-e-z

    May 9, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Let’s just make it echo everywhere till it might hit sm1’s conscience or motivate more government or civilian invlvement. fad or not. the truth is there ae girls out there with strangers who could be doing who knows what to them mentally and physically. If that doesn’t bother you then don’t speak if it does speak out. plain and simple everyone is saying celebrities this that who cares if you are a celeb or not and something bothers you especially of this concerning nature speak, shout, hit till something happens.

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    May 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

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  9. nene

    May 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    oh gimme a break. this whole thing is just a joke and i don’t believe it one bit. i don’t know who planned it, but the person sure is going to make a whole lot of money from this fake fiasco. after the release of the video that we later found out was a fake video that didn’t take place in nigeria, that sealed it for me.

  10. Bragga

    May 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Really Genevieve where were you 3 weeks ago or even 2 weeks ago? You are not current with Nigerian news? After the whole world has cried out you’re holding up sign and taking a pretty picture. I don’t know who is impressed.

    • tarila

      May 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Ta Bragga so true. Stella Damasus as usual was proactive. These ones are fooling only themselves.

  11. Ibrahim Kusfa

    May 9, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    It is very very true that when those young promising chaps were slaughtered nothing was heard from the so called Naija celebrities. Can anybody out there tell me why? I beg of you, if you want do something like this, it is either ALL or NONE. Do not be partial, after all human being is being. Hope I have spoken the minds of many Nigerians, PERIOD!

  12. Temi

    May 9, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Soooooooooooo what exactly do you want these celebs to do? carry guns and enter the forest?? bc they are trained special forces/ops? or fly helicopters over the forest? or is it go and negotiate with boko haram themselves? They are doing what they CAN do which is lend a voice by bringing the issue to the forefront, the matter has been on the ground for two going on three weeks with very little coverage or even a response from the government and this was with the parents protesting…….the “noise” these celebs and various protests that have been staged both locally and internationally has aroused the attention of the international community to the point that they took notice of the incident and were forced to act because of pressure from their own citizens. So I say kudos to these celebs who have taken time out of their busy schedules to snap a pic or two and even go out and protest, showing their solidarity and letting the parents in Chibok know that they are not alone, they dont have to face this event alone, others care and are also raising questions and putting pressure on the government.

  13. Cece

    May 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Celebs should stop wasting time following what others are doing ..putting up placards with an ingenuine sad face! Abeg it is all ‘copy copy’ as my Niga peeps will say.

    What we need is action and putting heads together to come up with strategies to find the girls, strengthen our security system and prevent further disasters.

    Celebs, you can rub minds with your local or international networks to come up with strategies, since international figures are now involved in this issue.

    When they attacked the village in Borno earlier this week, why were there no placards expressing the poor security in the country? It has been one attack after the other..Why?! Security has been left unattended to!

    What we need is a very strong intelligence agency or system just like America has in, order to track these Boko Haram Terrorists!

  14. Mz Socially Awkward....

    May 9, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I really, really like the Ndani video and must confess that I was expecting to see all sorts of fakeness being masked as protesting when I clicked on it (sorry for my pre-judgements but some of the hashtag campaigns are starting to seem a bit self-serving). It was good take on how Nigerians should view the kidnappings and I think it’s something which could serve more purpose if it’s aired repeatedly on national and local TV, not just available online.

    Does anyone in Nigeria know if there’s been awareness on local radio station, etc. about this movement? This sort of protest has to sink into the consciousness of Nigerians from all strata, for it to really gain hold as a national problem that we insist our leaders take responsibility for. And I know there are so many other fundamental problems on the backburners for those leaders to own up to but I think we could surprise ourselves if we start from somewhere. One step could lead to more.

  15. Obi

    May 10, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Sadly, when words are uttered without tact, the intended message (no matter how valid) is lost. Lydia said when Dencia tried to say in her “own” way. Dencia’s message was lost. But Lydia spoke loud and clear in fewer words.

  16. Obi

    May 10, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Lydia said *what – – – apologies for the error.

  17. Wifey

    May 10, 2014 at 1:13 am

    I am with @Ada on this. We now have attention on this. Celebrities should please out of respect hold off and let the countries involved (Nigeria/US/France) try and find the girls.
    The original intent of the hash tag has been achieved.

  18. Guest

    May 10, 2014 at 1:21 am

    So what would you rather see them do? Take selfies or twerk? If you have nothing better to say don’t say anything at all.
    They are raising awareness therefore their motives are immaterial. Please don’t be the spoilt-rotten-sour-fruit that will slow down this campaign. There are 200 girls waiting to be rescued, if you want to criticize anyone, look at your government.

    Or maybe this ‘criticism’ of yours is a reaction to a deeper personal issue, if you are having “beef” with someone that is on this campaign, by all means diss the person directly. Do not jeopardize this campaign.

    Again, By all means, the campaign will continue. #BringBackOurGirls

  19. nnn

    May 10, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Please, this is also Lydia’s way of seeking attention! That people are coming out to support is a good thing. It shows that everyone wants this issue addressed. Stop creating discord and division with your self-righteous attitude and let us be focused and persistent on putting the message out there. How do you know that people are doing it for themselves. Please, stop accusing people of what YOU are doing and stay focused! #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS. Thank you celebrities in Nigeria and worldwide for engaging in such a critical issue. It certainly makes a difference.

  20. La

    May 10, 2014 at 2:57 am

    It pains me to see such things as this happening. It’s unbelievable how the Nigerian govt. did not respond to this issue fast enough until people said whats is going on and the international lens are on them. Nigeria Leaders need to remember that their actions and lack of actions will be accounted for bc one can’t afford to NOT work around the clock to solve this issue! These BokuAram people should have been nipped in the butt a long time and this group of rebels need to be labeled as a religious terrorists group bc Enough is Enough. If it’s our girls now, then our boys, then our women, and then villages. One voice is not enough, it takes the voices, media, posts and outreach to make a difference and the time is now to stand up, act out and stop aalllll the silence

  21. Banks

    May 10, 2014 at 4:17 am

    People need to stop with the nonsense. Families are suffering right now and we think is ok to turn the phlight of these girls into the latest trend. They make me sick! I wonder if they will appreciate it if the kidnapping of their kids was turned into the latest fashion trend. It is absolutely disgusting what is going on.Nigeria needs to re-think their priorities when it comes to the security of its citizens. I hope the girls are returned to their families safely, my prayers go out to all of them.

  22. O_Intuition!

    May 10, 2014 at 4:38 am

    However we see it – as a Charade, fad, ‘cool kids club’, let us keep in mind that these are lives in distress.
    Let us be compassionate to their plights irrespective of who joins the movement early, late, or otherwise. PLEASE no time for getting angry with any individual.
    The main thing is to let the cause bring these girls home…to meet their loved ones…and heal by God’s Grace.
    Let love reign…Let Love Rule. God should just bless us with passionate, selfless and humble leaders… and let us all (become) satisfied followers. #datsall
    xoxo

    • banks

      May 10, 2014 at 5:37 am

      you’re right. I just don’t want this to turn into a charade and people end up missing the point

  23. Hi

    May 10, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Why should celebrities be the only ones fighting the cause? Do we have Nigerians residing in Cameroun, Chad and the Niger Republic? They could help out in the search for #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS. They watch out for suspicious looking individuals, giving out useful information for trails to catch the perpetrators. May God help us all in Jesus name Amen.

  24. Hon.Cream Cheese

    May 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    This placard and hashtag thing is an overkill in my own opinion.Be like say na marketing/PR strategy for some people.I am patiently waiting for Chris Brown to tweet his own #BBOG# from the halfway house.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the girls and may the Lord bring them home safely(in one piece)…ALL OF THEM.Amen

    • Hon.Cream Cheese

      May 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      *families*…..

  25. From Cambridgeshire

    May 10, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    The foreign celebs I forgive as they just heard this week and are raising awareness so their government (US, UK) can help/continue to assist us here in naija. However, naija celebs – where were they 3 weeks ago? As off last weekend Tiwa and Teebillz were on Instagram addressing a totally different issue. And they were aware of the abducted girls. I quote from Tiwa’s instagram (after she addressed the ‘other issue’) she then said “People have started accusing naija celebs of not doing enough for the missing girls” – this was last Sunday May 4th on Tiwa’s Instagram page. No prayers, no words of encouragement.

    Big thanks to Sahara reporters and the naija blogs for continuing to followup on the story, otherwise this would have been swept under the carpet like all the other tragedies in Northern Nigeria.

    And its not just naija celebs that were guilty of slow response, and being desensitized because its in the North, we Southerners are also guilty of the ‘after all its in the North it doesn’t affect me’ syndrome. I remember checking the blogs comments late April/early May- any report about the abducted girls, shootings, killings etc in the North, there were fewer comments. But when the blogs post wedding pictures eg Tiwa’s wedding, a new music video etc there’d be loads of comments.

    So its a time of reflection for all Nigerians, a problem in the North will eventually affect every Nigerian because it will spread – bombblast in Abuja today, perhaps Lagos or Enugu tomorrow (I hope not). Even if you reside abroad, you have family/extended family/ friends in naija, so it will affect you indirectly.

    I cried when I watched one of the fathers of the abducted girls yesterday on CNN narrating their ordeal. He said they tried to get help but the Nigerian government did not respond. He even went with some of the families affected to search for the girls in the Cameroon forest, and the Cameroonians showed them the terrorists’ hideout and warned them not to go there because the were not equiped and would get killed, and to go to their govt. (naija govt.) to get soldiers to rescue the girls. They did, but the naija govt. ignored them for 3 darn weeks!

    God help us, Nigerians please continue to protest, until the girls are found!

  26. Tallow

    May 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Very few Nigerian celebrities voice out against social injustice in the country cos they want to remain in the good graces of the ruling political class. Apart from Seun Kati, banky w and a handful of others who were at the forefront of the movement 3 weeks ago, the others just remained mute. Nigerian celebrities need to do more Than showing off their red carpet outfit on Instagram and other social blogs. Stand up and be counted.

  27. concerned

    July 11, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I said it once and ill say it again: taking morose pics with bring back our girls signs WILL NOT BRING THE GIRLS!!!!! Lydia forson is sooo right! Biko! Please those who can do something should intensify their efforts!

  28. Victoria

    September 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    They just echoed. My thoughts.
    I pray and hope they are doing fine where they are.

  29. Victoria

    September 28, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    They just echoed. My thoughts.
    I pray and hope re doing fine where they are.

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