#OLIC4: Nigerians Blast Olamide For Inviting Yomi SARS To Perform At Show
Wo crooner, Olamide has incurred the wrath of Nigerians on the social media for inviting a police officer attached to the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, to perform at his event.
Olamide posted a flyer to announce Yomi SARS’ scheduled performance at the fourth edition of Olamide Live in Concert event in Lagos.
The event is currently underway at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
The disclosure angered Twitter users, who attacked Olamide for being insensitive.
Yomi SARS has defended his department from allegations of rights abuses which dominated social media discussion this month.
Many users want SARS shuttered and a new department devoid of ‘uncivilised and criminaly-minded persons’ be created to replace it.
Olamide was amongst the earliest celebrities to join the campaign, which has trended on social media as #EndSARS.
The police acknowledged the gruesome allegations of rights abuses leveled against SARS personnel across the country, but said a minor restructuring will suffice rather than an outright dissolution.
Yomi SARS, whose real name is not immediately known, has defended the action of SARS personnel amidst campaign to shut the department down. He’s also a music artist.
Here are some of the reactions to Yomi SARS’ scheduled outing as posted on Twitter:
Hear the lousy fellow they call Yomi Sars. This is why we say #EndSARS. He’s uncouth, sound so unprofessional for a police officer, & sure sounds like he has no respect for human rights. That your coming back home is not guaranteed is never a justification for harassing citizens. pic.twitter.com/Gi7Rmy9ZEN
— Abdulaziz O. Bakare (@Backarray) December 10, 2017
So Olamide is giving Yomi SARS a platform to perform at OLIC 4.
It’s one thing to be ignorant & not understand consequences of your actions. It’s another thing to be aware of it but completely detached from the reality that’s going on around you.
Zero emotional intelligence.
— DaddyMo (@officialdaddymo) December 17, 2017
Please if you’re going to the OLIC, do me a favour by booing Yomi Sars when he gets on stage… Show love to Olamide, as we support #EndSARS ✊
— Series Abíọdún࿐ (@EngrSeries) December 17, 2017
— Based on Logistics (@Iam_Abdulaxis) December 17, 2017
— GREAT GRACIOUS (@GreatGracious) December 17, 2017
Olamide invited musicians to his concerts it’s normal.
Yung John produce Yomi SARS song so it shows they are friends too.
Wait for it
You will be surprised when the youths you are fighting for turn up when Yomi SARS is performing https://t.co/dTW8ulzZhE
— Upcoming Bill Gates (@FavoredSinner) December 17, 2017
Olamide is my nigga anyday erryday but giving Yomi SARS a slot is the dumbest thing he’s done this year. Bobo u no do well. Yomi SARS na enemy. #EndSARS
— (@mista_chybs) December 17, 2017
See, #ENDSARS is bigger than Yomi SARS. We are losing sight of the bigger picture. Whether Yomi SARS performs on Olamide’s stage or not, the onus is on us to keep the #EndSARS advocacy going. Let’s stop targeting individuals; Yomi SARS is just trying to earn a Buck
— BabaAlaje (@SunkanmiShams) December 17, 2017
Una to get wahala for this Twitter, why the bitterness with @olamide_YBNL cos he invited Yomi SARS to perform at his yearly event? You people are now calling Olamide smello cos of this. Abeg all of una dey mad. Is Olamide forcing you to buy Ticket for the event?
— Leke Omole (@zbnfam) December 17, 2017
Yomisars performing at OLIC is not even a good thing tbh .
It just means his guys will be there to support him and then later rob the audience when they’re going home
— Tosin esq. (@SABA_LEE) December 16, 2017
Someone just said OLIC 4 IS NURTW Christmas Party
— DADDY THE FATHER (@SemilooreAkoni) December 17, 2017
Computer village is gonna get some new goods tomorrow after #OLIC today… So guys get ready to get iPhone 7 for as low as 50, 60k
— SKRRRRR (@harfootweets) December 17, 2017
Lmao Olamide is bringing Yomisars to OLIC. Phyno also defending nonsense here. It be ya own damn niggas.
— Ola (@Olamansur) December 17, 2017