This was followed by the EndSARS movement, which gripped music fans in October 2020, with #EndSARS being used to call for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. The hashtag went viral, and the Nigerian police agreed to disband the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as a result. It was the top-growing hashtag in the UK, increasing 276 times over.
It’s clear that music has carried Brits through a difficult year, bringing light, laughter, and purpose when we needed it most. It has been a year of growth, reflection, and kitchen raves. Through Twitter conversations, we know the movers and shakers – and music’s powerful role in human nature.