Hip-hop artist, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TuFace has
announced the cancellation of the much publicized One Voice planned
protest against the situation in the country scheduled for Monday, 6th
The musician made the announcement in a short video posted on his
Instagram page on Saturday, citing security reasons for the
"Dear Nigerians, after due consultations, it has become clear that the
one voice protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Monday,
February 6 is under serious threat of hijack by interests not aligned
with our ideals.
"The point I am intent on making is not worth the life of any
Nigerian. It is motivated by the need to negotiate a better deal for
the ordinary Nigerian.
"I therefore announce the cancellation of the planned protest.
"We would share further information in due course. We appreciate the
"I am convinced our voices have been heard.
"May God bless you all, may God bless Nigeria."
The planned protest gained traction with several public figures
including Gov Fayose of Ekiti State and civil society groups pledging
to be part of it on Monday.
Tuface called for nationwide protest against Nigeria's worsening
economic crisis that has seen costs of goods and services skyrocket,
with many families struggling to survive.
But police warned against the protest after initially promising to