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Madonna Joins the Voices against Baga Crisis, Says ‘Naija Ni Mi; I am Nigeria’



Madonna NigeriaPop Star Madonna is another International celebrity who is adding a voice to that of Nigerians as we protest against the continuous killings of innocent civilians by Boko Haram.

She posted a picture on her Instagram page and captioned ‘The people of Nigeria matter too! I am not just Charlie #iamnigeria ❤️#rebelheart’

She added, ‘Why aren’t we talking about Nigeria? Boko Haram has killed 2000 people in an attack in Northern Nigeria! Barbaric and heartbreaking! We must stop the violence and support Nigerian people! #iamnigeria#revolutionoflove

Madonna also showed some love to Malawi for the recent flooding, ‘Say a prayer for Malawi! Terrible floods have killed 48 people and destroyed the homes of 23,000! Stay tuned for how to help! #livingforlove

In the past few days other international stars like Nicki Minaj, Solange Knowles, Meek Mill, Boris Kodjoe and more have also spoken out for Nigeria.

Photo Credit: Insatgram


  1. jd

    January 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    bless your heart Madonna. its sad that the international community dont take us serious anymore and thats why these killings dont even make headlines.

  2. bruno

    January 15, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    if u like keep waiting for the international community to come to ur aid. the white man will always be the Messiah and saviour of black people.

    most of these celebs do this just for publicity and for their image. madonna has a new album coming out soon, titled rebel heart.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    January 15, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    This is what am talking about and may God continue to bless her….

  4. concerned

    January 15, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Not a fan of Madonna, but it feels so good to see that are some good people out there who still care about our welfare. But I see where JD is coming from. People may not take us seriously any more if these killings and stuff dont stop. What can we do? What aren’t we doing? Innocent people are dying for nothing and its breaking my heart. Lord, please show us the way.

  5. Janet

    January 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I don’t know how to feel. Yes I am happy that we have some sort of “hashtag”, so more people will be aware of the situation, but the “ni mi” just shows that everyone is so clueless when it comes to Africa and our individual countries. Nigeria is not a country of one tribal origin.
    They can’t take the “Je suis” approach to this, as not every Nigerian speaks Yoruba, the same way that all french people speak French. The whole thing just screams ignorance and lack of education in regards to different cultures within the country. It’s very annoying that now because someone as Big as madonna has tweeted this, people will follow the trend blindly. This feel’s like #KONY2012 all over again, I know that people will say this comment is tribalistic, and to be honest it is to an extent, wouldn’t it make more sense for the hashtag to be in Kanouri, Fulani, or even Hausa? Or perhaps even Pigeon/English as that is our national Language?

    This whole “Ni Mi Naija” thing has rubbed me the wrong way, i would love to hear other’s thoughts on this as i think it definitely calls for discussion.

    • Ufuoma

      January 15, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      I think you are missing the point here,it doesn’t matter if we all have different tribes,this is not the time for tribal sentiments,Boko haram is plundering and killing thousands and thousands of innocent people and your big qualm about the awareness been drawn to the issue is that it’s in yoruba? Come on! We all have to stand together or fall together coz boko haram might seem like it’s only affecting the north but how long before they start spreading their wings to the rest of nigeria,the time to act is now and we have to rise above our usual tribal and religious sentiments that continually keep us divided.

    • Idomagirl

      January 15, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      So your concern is the language she used. Typical tribalistic Nigerian.

    • newbie

      January 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      It doesn’t call for any discussion. Book Harm is attacking all Nigerian wherever they can get their hands on them and Madonna and whoever else is using the hash tag is drawing attention to the plight of Nigerians in the face of ravaging terrorism, not Yoruba. Trust me, she doesn’t give a hoot about our languages.


    January 15, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Whatever awareness we can garner will hopefully do us some good

  7. imose

    January 15, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    How can we raise our voices when we all got the *na my neighbour house dey burn e no concern me* attitude. North is on fire ,south and west turn onlookers.
    We have forgotten that this fire is gonna spread soon. Our perceptions need change. Value human life because we can’t create one. Just wish I had the power to change this by saying abacradabra!! Well I only have myself. And the change begins with me, also with other individuals who feel the pains we feel seeing a blessed country not optimizing her potentials!!! *wipes tears from eyes*

  8. Banjo

    January 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    That’s good

  9. Tony

    January 16, 2015 at 5:22 am

    GEJ is a master of a house divided. These days people’s motives are double checked to the least. Madonna could be doing this for publicity but at the end of the day it would create an awakening. I can barely say that for us Africans. Our government is clueless and busy campaigning, the other parts of Nigeria goes ahead with daily activities as if the lives in the North do not matter. Terrorism is like cancer it spreads. Can’t you guys see this evil men are trying to attack Cameroon now? If they can cross boundaries what more of within?

    I would not blame Madonna for lack of cultural knowledge because we africans and mostly nigerians do not even know our cultures. GEJ shame on you and ur government.

  10. Glowing Sapphire

    January 16, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Sometimes, we have to ask ourselves what we could do if or when we are in position to lead, not realizing that we are leaders already! Presently, Positively Influence the immediate society around you, be kind to people, your neighbors and colleagues, teach good values to your kids and other children within your sphere of influence, stop throwing dirt on the roads, be polite to that conductor, be good to that person not in your ‘class’, show love everywhere you go, these are examples. It’s a ‘Ripple Effect’. Getting it wrong is tossing blame at why things are not right. Ask Yourself, “What am I doing to move Nigeria forward?” There is little that can be achieved reading or watching the news or the media and criticizing, you can’t physically do anything in the face of fierce violence, you’ll flee!. It’s much talk and less effort. For those who can? Do Something!!! Spread Positivity and fight from your home front! Perhaps not for yourself but to bequeath a legacy for the children, your children, the future generation of this nation.

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