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You must have been seeing a lot of black screens on social media and a hashtag —#BlackoutTuesday — since morning. A lot of person would have been wondering exactly what was going on.
This is why we have taken it upon ourselves to create this post. We are going to explain what is going on with this movement. Nigerians are not left out on the trend.
It will interest you to know that this movement started in the music industry and with current trends it has found its way to other businesses.
Follow us on this info path as we break it down for you. We will like to begin with the most frequently asked question. We will try to simplify it to the best of our ability.
What is Blackout Tuesday?
Due to the death of George Floyd, there has been a lot of protests and unrest in the United States. It has spread to other countries in the world. This led to a movement that was initiated by music execs Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, who wrote on a site that on the 2nd of June, which is a Tuesday it would be a day to pause all business and take a firm stand against the “racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the boulevard.”
As explained, the movement would take the form of people posting all black pictures to their social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat among others.
Who is participating in Blackout Tuesday?
A lot of persons has shown solidarity and has pledged to support the movement. This is very visible on social media pages of A-list artists as well as other individuals from all works of life. Nigeria is not left out, as some persons are also using this movement to protest against the gruesome death and rape of innocent girls in the country.
How to participate in the Blackout Tuesday Movement?
To participate simply post a completely black square on social media, like various companies, media houses, sports teams and celebrities did, with the hashtag #BlackoutTuesday or #TheShowMustBePaused.
Are you going to join the movement?
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