5 top Nigerian entertainers and their 60th Independence messages to Nigerians

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Nigeria marked her 60th Independence Anniversary on Thursday and there was a flurry of congratulatory messages from home and abroad. Images and videos of the iconic Burj Khalifa going green and white reverberated around the globe.

Many Nigerian entertainers also took to social media to celebrate the nation’s journey and instill hope in the minds of their compatriots.

The Herald brings to you some of the stand-out messages…

Legendary Nigerian music artiste, 2 Baba wrote, We shall get there!!!!!! We must!!!! One love NIGERIA!!!

Popular Kannywood actor, Ali Nuhu wrote, True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right. As Citizens of our beloved Country NIGERIA, we all have to do the right thing to see the change we always talk about. Our Country is 60 years Old, TOGETHER we must struggle to regain its positive Image. #Nigeria #independenceday 

Sharing a photo of himself with wife Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Banky W wrote, “Patriotism is loyalty to your country all the time, and loyalty to your Government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain. We have a long way to go, but I’ll never give up. I’ll always try to play my part in making this the kind of country we want to see. I hope we realize that the Nation we seek starts with me and you. I hope we learn to talk and do. Happy Independence Day Nigeria #throwback picture to that day the Super Eagles played a friendly in Wembley Stadium 💚💚💚🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬

Ace comedian, Bovi wrote, The future will be green ! 💚💚💚💚

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Popular Yoruba actor, Ibrahim Chatta wrote, I still believe in Nigeria. God bless NIGERIA and NIGERIANS all over d WORLD

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