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I don’t care what people call it, am only doing what I love –Nikki Laoye




Many people don't know, besides music and her husband , Nikki Laoye has another love and it is helping humanity . 

Little wonder some Nigerians attacked her for being outspoken during the Libyan slave trade saga which involved many Nigerians .

After CNN aired a disturbing video that showed the inhumane treatment some Africans faced in a slave camp in Libya , the singer took to her social media account to sensitise people on illegal immigration .

She went ahead to become a celebrity mouth- piece on the issue and this made some online commentators speculate that she was only doing it to seek for relevance .

In a chat with Saturday Beats , the singer noted that she had been doing humanitarian work for about seven years and she was not bothered about what people said .

“ I am not bothered if Nigerians think that I was using the Libya situation to seek for relevance because I was just doing my job .

 The irony is that I have been doing this for years .

 I have been working with the IDPs and the Federal Government for some years especially with the Boko Haram situation.

 Through my foundation , we ’ ve taken a lot of relief materials to the north and at a point in time , we took my colleague , Yemi Alade , to the IDP camp because she asked that she wanted to visit the place.

 If you watch the video of her song , Na Gode , there were some clips that showed her visit to the camp .

 I have been doing this work for a while because I have a passion for it and people are given the support that they need . I also work with people living with disabilities . 

This is something I have a passion for because I want everybody to live as happily and comfortable as possible , ” the singer said .

She told Saturday Beats that the reason she was vocal about the whole situation is that she is very passionate about being a humanitarian. 

She said , “ Aside from being an artiste , I am also a humanitarian and I have been running my foundation for about seven years .

 I was actually selected by the National Commission for Refugees , Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons to be their celebrity mouth- piece when they noticed my passion for humanitarian work. 

They needed someone like me who could create more awareness about what is going on regarding refugees , migrants , and internally displaced people. 

That is how I came on board and I have been working with them for three years even before the Libya situation came to the fore .

 I can recall vividly that after CNN put out the video of the inhumane treatment meted out to the immigrants , people attacked the government that they were not doing anything , meanwhile , the government had been trying .

 It had actually brought back home about 3 , 000 Nigerians even before that video was aired . 

It was my duty to ensure that Nigerians were aware of what the government had been doing , so I made a video and it went viral online. 

We also needed to create more awareness so that people would stop making that journey. ”
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