She said that you can keep wishing on a star if you want me to have anything but contempt for the monarch who led a government that paid for the genocide that killed and displaced half of my family and whose effects people are still trying to get over today.
See Uju Anya’s tweet below;
Uju was talking about the civil war in Nigeria, which is also called the Biafra war. She was making it clear that she didn’t like what the British monarch did during the war that led to the genocide of more than 3 million Biafrans.
The Nigerian Civil War took place from July 6, 1967, to January 15, 1970. It was a civil war between Nigeria and the Republic of Biafra, a breakaway state that had declared its independence from Nigeria in 1967. General Yakubu Gowon was in charge of Nigeria, and Lt. Colonel Chukwuemeka “Emeka” Odumegwu Ojukwu was in charge of Biafra.