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H.E.R. debuts “Hold On” during SNL, shows support for #EndSARS protests

The singer-songwriter is among a number of artists who have spoken out against police brutality in Nigeria.

October 26, 2020

H.E.R. took the stage on this past week's episode of Saturday Night Live as the musical guest, showing support for the #EndSars protests in Nigeria while debuting a new song, "Hold On."

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First performing her latest single "Damage," it was during her second performance of the evening that her backing band wore black shirts with #ENDSARS emblazoned on the front.

The singer-songwriter is one of many artists who have used their platform to speak out against Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery police unit, which has lead to widespread protests and violence across Nigeria. Artists including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, WizKid, and many more have criticized the Nigerian government and condemned police brutality.

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Watch the performance of "Hold On" above, and "Damage" below.

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Thumbnail image: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images for TIDAL.

H.E.R. debuts “Hold On” during SNL, shows support for #EndSARS protests