Lagos, Nigeria − IRI, in partnership with Red Media today premiered the documentary “A Song for Naija” at an event in Lagos. The film, produced by McNally Temple and Associates of Sacramento, California, highlights the work young activists and entertainers are doing to encourage youth participation in Nigeria’s political process through the Dream4Naija campaign.
The documentary features some of Nigeria’s biggest hip-hop artists, including Banky W, Wizkid, Niyola, Skales, Shaydee, Suka, eLDee, 2Face and Cobhams Asuquo, who have recorded the Dream4Naija anthem Change (featured on the album Empire Mates State of Mind by the Eme All Stars and available on iTunes and Spotify) and are a leading part of the effort to get young Nigerians involved in the country’s political and civic process.
Also appearing in the documentary are a group of young entrepreneurs and activists who are working with Co-Creation Hub Nigeria to develop mobile technologies that give people tools they can use to be involved and build a stronger future for Nigeria. Featured are:
- Yemi Adamolekun, coordinator of EnoughisEnough Nigeria (EiE), a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens.
- Zubair Abubakar, who developed the Nigeria Constitution app as part of the Nigerian Constitution for All project that helps tackle the knowledge gap among citizens by making the constitution easily accessible via mobile devices.
- Kola Oyeneyin, who developed Efiko, which encourages students to further their own learning and celebrate their successes through randomized timed quizzes, scoring and ranking with a leader-board, social integration and geographical mapping.
- Olusegun Onigbinde, who developed BudgIt, which provides information on Nigeria’s government budget and other public data for users at every level of literacy.
Honorable Babatunde Fashola, the executive governor of Lagos State.
The premier for “A Song for Naija” was held at the Terra Kulture Event Centre in Lagos and attended by U.S. Consul General Lagos Jeffrey J. Hawkins, Jr., Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola and Banky W.Top