Singer 2Face has fired back at critics who called him a coward for stepping down from the planned February 6th protest.

2Face, who had been the major front runner of the #IStandWithNigeria protest, had stepped down from the protest over security concerns, and had urged people to stay in their houses.

The march however held regardless in Abuja, Lagos and many more places. In a video on his Instagram, 2Face expressed his thanks for everyone who stepped out to protest.

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“I watched with tears how Nigerians defied all odds to protest with #istandwithNigeria, it has shown that no voice is bigger than the other whether that of 2baba, security men or even any other person,” he said.

“I have read several opinions including being called a coward but I can say that I am glad that I am a coward who spoke up and will continue to speak up…I am grateful for everybody that lent their voice, when I lost mine. You were the real heroes.”

Watch the video below.

visit 2 talk how e take do u or affect u. I respect everybodys opinion. #istandwithnigeria #onelove

A video posted by Innocent Idibia (@official2baba) on