Well known American R & B singer and multiple Grammy Award winner, Alicia Keys, has taken it upon herself to project the fate of the 219 Chibok school girls abducted by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram.
Keys lamented on the unbelievable fact that the girls have stayed in the captivity of the group for more than six months.
She however charged all concerned not to give up in pressing for the release of the girls. She spoke just as the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group in Abuja, last night, held a candle light vigil to mark the 180th day of the abduction of the girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
While speaking to CNN, Keys said, “Putting the spotlight on these girls is very, very important to me and I thought that it is my job to help shine the light on what is going on and show people: this is still happening and we must not forget and it is going on for six months,” she spoke
“Six months and nobody is back and the girls are just there because of the need of education and they are abducted? So that is why we must say that we are not allowing this to dissipate, no, we are going to continue to say we are not standing for this, it is not okay.” Alicia Keys has sold more than 35 million albums and 30 million singles and is ranked 10th by Billboard Magazine among America’s most successful R&B singers in the last quarter century.