Do you know that today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery? Yes, since 1949, the United Nations General Assembly set aside every second day of December in every year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition.
In that light, Nigerian legendary producer and founder of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy took to his Twitter account to call for more awareness of the plight of modern slavery via his series of tweets.
According to the music producer, slavery has been modernized even after it was abolished in the 19th century. “Today, we have issues of human trafficking, forced child labour and marriage.”
He raised the alarm about “commodity apps creating online slave markets where people are sold into servitude in exchange for money”. He decried that most of the victims on the platforms are women and children. “They go through a lot of physical and sexual abuse/exploitation”, he tweeted.
“I also charge us to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery. The liberation we seek starts with our minds”, he added.
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This is not the first time the 36 years old music producer has aired his view on sociopolitical issues. He has once spoken against the alleged attempt to gag the freedom of the press in Nigeria following the speculation that the Federal Government was planning to arrest an investigative journalist, Fisayo Soyombo.
He tweeted against what he described as “over-taxation” of Nigerians and also against the budgetary system in Nigeria where the legislators have to use public funds to pay their personal aides.
So, as things are going, Don Jazzy is gradually growing to be not just a Don in the music industry but a Don in the larger society.