Libya Slave Trade: Eldee condemns ‘Domestic Slavery’ in African Homes


Libya Slave Trade: Eldee condemns ‘Domestic Slavery’ in African Homes

By Chukwuemelie Odoh

More Nigerian celebrities have continued to publicly lend their voices in outrage to horrific stories and pictures coming from Libya on human trafficking and modern day slavery of African migrants in Libya who are seeking to enter Europe through sea in search for a better life

Renowned Nigerian hiphop legend Eldee The Don has shared his own perspectives on the situatio; drawing a direct parallel to the widespread case of ‘domestic servants’.

In a series of tweets, Eldee i called on Nigerians to also reflect on the cases of slavery and human trafficking being perpetuated in many African homes.

..While we’re on the topic of slavery in Libya, I hope we also find time to reflect on the slavery & human trafficking in many of our African homes as well. Those”house-helps” from Benin/Togo whose masters get paid 10k every month to do chores from dusk till dawn. #Slavery

— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) November 29, 2017

I’m talking about the ones you kick and scream at all day to do your house chores, watch your kids, do your laundry, dishes, cook etc. The ones you pay less than $50 a month to the man/woman who brought him/her from Benin/Calabar/Akwa Ibom/Togo. Yes, that is also #Slavery.

— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) November 29, 2017

Lets not only kick against slavery when it is convenient. If you really want to take a stand, Let go of the unfortunate teenager that is slaving away in your quarters right now. You are not very different from the Libyan who paid for slaves to do his chores. #slavery

— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) November 29, 2017

We must take a stand against ALL forms of Slavery. It is not only slavery when it is against black people by other races, it is also slavery when it is black on black. Take a stand today, tell your friend, your family & your neighbors to let go of their slaves. #slavery

— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) November 29, 2017

The fact that it is a part of our culture doesn’t mean we can not evolve. As we learn and become more aware, we must change our ways and replace our practices with more sensible and more humane ones. Free your slave(s) today! #slavery

— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) November 29, 2017

There’s little difference in the sex worker that was trafficked to Europe and your house help that was trafficked from the village. So long as the trafficker is who gets paid for their work, they’re both working towards regaining their freedom, it is #slavery.

— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) November 29, 2017

And please dont get all defensive, we’ve all unwittingly either practiced or tolerated it at some point. I’m not just on a self righteous rant, we must recognize it for what it is. I’m glad we’re all upset about Libya as we should be. But there’s more to be upset about. #slavery

— eLDee (@eLDeeTheDon) November 29, 2017

242 Nigerians returned to the country on tuesday night from Libya with the help of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI).

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