The use of social media as a means of communication for economic, social and political engagements in Africa and globally has become a big phenomenon. Social media has been harnessed as a means of showing grievances against a policy or government institutions in Nigeria in particular. This paper will explore the organisation of Nigerian protests before and after the social media age. The effectiveness of social media was put to test during the #Endsars protests of 2020. It served as the main point of convergence for both agitations and funding of the protests, including with electronic currencies. The influence of the coronavirus restrictions also increased the use of social media amongst Nigerians. This paper concludes with the aftermath of Nigeria’s social media uprising: namely, the clampdown on Twitter.
Habeeb Adisa
Habeeb Adisa is a student of the Department of History, University of Ibádán, Nigeria. Currently in the final year of his undergraduate degree, his other interests are journalism and essay writing.
Habeeb Adisa

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