Contemporary R&B singer Kehlani is devastated by the sad death of 19-year-old Nigerian protester Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau, and she penned a sorrowful letter about the murdering of black people.
Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau was found dead after days of being declared missing. She was last seen on June 6 after tweeting about a man who offered to ride to the church and harassed her.
Today, Kehlani pointed out the direct outcome of the people’s lack of support for women after her tragic death and showed her anger by using her Instagram page to raise her voice against the killing of black people.
Here’s what Kehlani stated:
“After fighting on the frontlines endlessly for Black lives, Oluwatoyin Salau tweeted a detailed description of being sexually assaulted by a man who offered her a place to sleep. she was seeking refuge from abuse at home. shortly after tweeting her experience, Toyin went missing for days. last night they found her body.”
“You see the direct outcome of your lack of support for women, especially Black women, who need help? Who need protection. Who needs to be believed. I’m talking to you, the person who’s an immediate response to a woman coming out about assault with disbelief, interrogation, mockery, ‘why now’, ‘you want clout.’
To those that scroll past Black women’s goFundMe’s titled ‘trying to escape my abusive home’ by CHOICE, not because you don’t have the means to help. This is for you, the family member who silently watches assault take place IN YOUR FAMILY and does absolutely nothing about it. I’m talking to you, the person that remains friends with/stands by/supports abusive men…
Y’all will defend your rapey ass friends till the death. Accuse women of deserving it. Of asking for it. They couldn’t have possibly BEEN ASSAULTED. This is for all of us, Toyin’s story is tragically the story of way too many we don’t know the names of. Ones we pass on the street every day. We really have to do fuckin better at supporting each other. Toyin’s life could’ve been saved at home. Toyin’s life could’ve been saved when she escaped and needed somewhere to stay.”
“We ache for you, Oluwatoyin Salau. Say her NAME. HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE IF THIS APPLIES TO YOU AND STRAIGHTEN THE FUCK UP.”
A fan nicknamed peyhlani wrote:
“This is so sad 🤦🏽♀️ Just won’t stop.”
Another fan named Jacob said:
“Rest In Peace baby girl ❤️”
Check out the Instagram post below.