“It’s upsetting me and my homegirls” — The #ENDSARS protests in Nigeria and why we need to talk about it.

Image of widespread protest in Lagos.

On the 1st of October, Nigerians around the world celebrated the country’s 60th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. I watched many people post a combination of “Happy Independence Day” posts, celebrating all things Nigerian — the food, the music, the art: everything that makes Nigeria as a…