Chief Executive Officer, Alleuyah Boyz Entertainment (ABE) and one of the finest dance hall artiste across the nation, Aniekeme Usen better known as Murphy McCarthy is appealing to the government to address the incessant police brutality in Nigeria.
In a recent interview, the record label executive who stated his sadness over the killing of George Floyd by the knee of a Minneapolis Police officer in United States, is also calling on Nigerians to leverage on the current world’s Black Lives Matter protest to speak against extrajudicial killings in Nigeria by the police enforcement.
“In Nigeria, we also have similar major issue that has been over looked for a very long time which is the police brutality and abuse of power by our brothers and sisters in the force. Just as the world is protesting on Black Lives Matter, we Nigerians need to make sure we also channel that same energy in speaking out against police brutality in our country. We have lost a lot of youths to police brutality and some people are even in jail for wrongful arrest,” he said.
According to McCarthy, massive protest against extrajudicial killing in Nigeria would bring about change and balance.
He also said that no one deserves to die like a chicken in the hands of the police without been judged.
Speaking about his music, McCarthy said he has decided to take a break on his music career so that he can focus on the artiste under his label as well as search for new artiste with potential to sign and bring to the limelight.
Artistes who were discovered under ABE record label are Zlatan, Oga Network, Strings among others.
The music mogul who also revealed that music is his first love, said he went into music business as an entrepreneur to discover talents as well as make income, adding that he might venture into other business sector such as oil and gas and real estate management in future.
McCarthy, who hails from Akwa Ibom State grew up in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria where he started his musical career.