Saying ‘soro soke were’ in KOB was my way of joining the Endsars protest – Toni Tones explains.

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Toni Tones revealed in the recently released film King of Boys: The Return of the King that the popular slogan used by most Nigerian youths, ‘soro soke were,’ meaning ‘speak up, idiot,’ was her own way of contributing to the unforgettable Endsars protest against police brutality held across the country on October 8, 2020.

Toni Tones, who played young Eniola in the movie, chipped in the popular phrase in one of her encounters with the Eniola Salami when she regretted the past mess that led to her children’s death while torturing herself with ‘koboko’.

According to her, she was unable to get to the protest ground during that period because she was shooting KOB2. So she used the line as a form of an ode to those who made the movement and those brutally killed in Lekki Tollgate on the 20th, October 2021.

She wrote:

‘SORO SOKE WERE!’

This was my ode to END SARS. 🇳🇬💚

I was never able to go to the protest grounds during END SARS because we were shooting #KingOfBoys2.

Saying ‘soro soke werey In an Iconic film like KOB was my way of contributing my voice to the protest and immortalizing forever.

That line has been a fan favourite, I literally snuck it in, 😂 didn’t think you would really notice ❤️

#KOBarmy⚔️thank you for all the love you give me for young Laburu, overwhelming doesn’t describe it, it’s been a week and I still cried yesterday.
Thank you guys for always singling out and praising all the work I put in for Young Eniola.
You give me the validation I didn’t know I needed.
I love you. God bless you for me.

Love,
TT

20/10/20 May we never forget. 🕯

 


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