Caroline Danjuma condemns Nigerian celebrities for shunning protest against slave trade

Caroline Danjuma

Nollywood actress, Caroline Danjuma, has lambasted her colleagues in the entertainment industry who did not join the protest against slave trade in Libya.

A number of protesters were gathered at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday for what was described as Movement against Second Slavery.

Caroline was joined at the protest by celebs like Seyi Law, Iyabo Ojo, Adaeze Yobo and several youths.

Missing were most of the Nigerian celebrities who promoted the protest on social media and gave the impression that they would march against the atrocity going on in Libya.

A highly disappointed Caroline, therefore, took to Instagram to express her dissatisfaction with the low turnout of celebrities.

The 37-year-old pointed out that Nigerian celebrities only shared pictures condemning slavery on their social media pages just for fame and attention.

“This is a huge shame. I can count with my five fingers, all the celebrities who are here today.

“You all will be posting about your music, movies how you are travelling.

“I pray that none of your family members gets involved in such, maybe then, you will actually feel what these people are passing through.

“I am highly disappointed in you all,” she said in a video recorded during the protest.

She was particularly disappointed that those of you here in Lagos couldn’t spare time to attend.

“If you can’t fight for the masses then stop seeking for their attention, you only shout when you need them but when they need you, you keep mute, shame,” she wrote.

There has been a global outrage after a CNN report showing unidentified men being offered up as a group of “big strong boys for farm work”.

Some of the men are believed to be Nigerians who wanted to use Libya as a transit point for the dangerous journey to Europe by the sea but were reportedly auctioned for as little as $400 into slavery.