Renowned Nigerians, entertainers and activists gathered for the launch of Dreams4Naija – 30-minute documentary – sponsored by the International Republican Institute (IRI) in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Consulate.
The documentary which was unveiled on April 11, 2014 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, profiled young Nigerians and their expectations and dreams for a future Nigeria.
Hosted by TV personality Adaure Achumba and Comedian Owen Gee, the event provided attendees the platform to discuss measures needed to promote youth participation in politics and prevent electoral violence.
The documentary produced by the International Republican Institute (IRI) in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Consulate is a 30-minute documentary profiling young Nigerian leaders like Chude Jideonwo, Mosunmola Umoru, Kola Oyeneyin, Olusola Onibginde, Tosin Jegede and their expectations for a future Nigeria.
In her keynote address, Mrs Dehab Ghebreab; representing U.S. Consulate General, Jeffery Hawkins, said: “As part of a global community and vital to good governance, youths should get involved and participate in electoral processes by registering and voting during elections, staying informed and keeping abreast issues affecting their communities… The future of Nigeria is in the hands of the youth, so youths should be the change they want to see in Nigeria before, during and after the 2015 elections”.
The documentary filmed by Ray McNally from McNally Temple Associates, Inc. of California in partnership with popular Nigerian artist; Banky W, provides useful information to political parties and aspirants as they prepare to review and develop party constitutions and manifestoes. It also features other musical stars, including 2Face ldibia, and Wizkid; youth CSO leaders; university students.
Guests present at the event included Jimi Agbaje, Honourable Folami Muslim, Timi Dakolo, Tunde Demuren, Latasha Ngwube, Gretchen Birkle; Director, IRI, Julie Koenen; Deputy Director, USAID, Iyadunni Olubode; Executive Director, LEAP Africa, Otto Orandaam, Adesuwa Ifedi; Country Director; Enactus, Christopher Ibe, Uloma Osuala, amongst others.