Dream4 Naija: 2Face ldibia, Yemi Adamolekun, Kola Oyeneyin, Youth Leaders Speak For Change

nigeria_flagRenowned 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.

Elizabeth Strait and Mrs. Dehab Ghebreab
Elizabeth Strait and Mrs. Dehab Ghebreab
Gretchen Birkle and Julie Koenen
Gretchen Birkle and Julie Koenen
Banky W and Otto Orodaam
Banky W and Otto Orodaam
Chika Michael
Chika Michael
Chris Ibe
Chris Ibe
Jimi Agbaje
Jimi Agbaje
Latasha Ngwube
Latasha Ngwube
Mrs. Iyaduni Oluoode
Mrs. Iyaduni Oluoode
Otto Orodam
Otto Orodam
Owen Gee
Owen Gee
Tunde Demuren
Tunde Demuren
Comedian Yaw
Comedian Yaw

It’s Beyond NECO/ JAMB, Panelists Wants Government To Focus On Quality Of Education

Former child star, Tosin Jegede and the Principal of Nigerian Premier College, Daniel Taiwo have urged the Federal Government to focus on improving the standard of education in the country rather scrapping institution as cost saving measures.

Speaking as guests on Rubbin’ Mind, a programme on Channels Television, the panelists both agreed that the current education system is not producing the right results and needs overhauling.