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Sunday, 3 October 2021

DJ Switch to speak at US conference — nearly one year after Lekki shooting

By Our Correspondent

DJ Switch, Nigerian disc jockey and activist, will speak at the 2021 Oslo Freedom Forum in Miami.

The disc jockey took to Twitter on Sunday night to share a video spotlight moments from the #EndSARS protest.

The conference, it is understood, will hold on Monday at the New World Center in Miami, Florida in the US.

Themed ‘Truth Ignited’, the event promises to celebrate stories that spark action globally in service of the truth.

It will host dissidents, philanthropists, journalists, artists, entrepreneurs, public intellectuals, and world leaders.

Guests are expected to witness talks, art installations, interactive programming, and live musical performances.

The event comes as Nigerians mark a year after the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos.

DJ Switch had been in the news after she filmed the infamous October 20, 2020 army crackdown on the protesters.

I’ll be speaking @ the OSLO freedom Forum 2mr in Miami @HRF
October is 4 every Nigerian youth & nt a false celebration of @MBuhari ‘s lies which he’s been telling around d world.
True independence is free 4m borrow borrow, free 4m death of our brothers & sisters, free 4m poverty

—Dj Switch (@dj_switchaholic) October 3, 2021

The DJ, whose real name is Obianuju Udeh, had gone into hiding after she alleged threats to her life at the time.

For the Miami conference, DJ Switch was listed among personalities who “speak truth to power and ignite movements that seek justice and defy authoritarian regimes”.

Speaking about her activism in Nigeria, she wrote in an Instagram post: “Buhari and his cohorts want us to celebrate independence while many Nigerians live in extreme poverty.

“Police kill innocent young Nigerians, government officials steal like armed robbers, Naira is headed to 600 Naira.

“This month of October is for the youths and not for the lies Buhari tells the world. I will be speaking at the OSLO freedom Forum in Miami tomorrow! We all have to contribute as we can!”