The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya.
On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned off as farm workers.
The AU chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, demanded prosecutions over a “despicable” trade “from another era”.
Migrants trying to reach Europe have spoken of being held by smugglers and forced to work for little or no money.
The footage released by CNN appears to show youths from Niger and other sub-Saharan countries being sold to buyers for about $400 (£300) at undisclosed locations in Libya.
Celebrities are gradually speaking up, below are a few who have voiced out.
1. Chris Brown
American Singer, Christopher Maurice Brown, AKA Chris Brown, has lamented the slave trade currently going on in Libya.
Libya has recently been brought to the fore, mostly on social media, following claims of slave trade boom, alleged killings of migrants and human trafficking going on in the country.
2. Cardi B
Cardi B in an over 2-minute video outburst on the situation in Libya, called out the United Nations for turning a blind eye to the dehumanizing slave trade in the North African country.
T.I took to his Instagram to share pictures and videos of Africans being ill treated in Libya.
Tuface Idibia has also lamented on the slave trade currently going on in Libya. Tuface has called on African leaders to take immediate action against those suffering in Libya.
5. Georgina Onuoha
Georgina Onuoha cried bitterly on Facebook as she expressed her disappointment in fellow Nollywood colleagues who have not used their platforms to condemn the terrible act, since it concerns Nigerians.
6. LL Cool J
LL cool J voiced out regarding the enslavement of black people in Libya.
The slave trade in Libya must be stopped. The west used Military force to help the rebels remove Gaddafi. I believe that gives the West the moral obligation to get this country back on a healthy footing. Remove the slave holders by force and help establish a stable leadership
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) November 28, 2017
Dbanj is ready for a protest in Lagos in respect to the enslavement of black people in Libya.
Pharrell Williams has also joined the celebrities protesting against this barbaric business.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 28, 2017
Photo Credit: Pharrell Williams