Yiaga Africa utilises arts, culture and music to spur political participation and promote political inclusion of young Nigerians

Written by on December 28, 2021

A Civil Society Organisation, Yiaga Africa, on Monday utilised arts, culture and music to spur political participation and promote political inclusion of young Nigerians ahead of the 2023 General Elections.

Director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa Ms Cynthia Mbamalu, told newsmen, at the Not Too Young to Run Festival in Lagos, that entertainment was relevant to politics.

The festival which had the theme “Should We Vote or Not”, was in partnership with TASCK creative agency and supported by UKAID.

Mbamalu, also one of the leaders of Not Too Young To Run Movement, urged young people to participate and vote in the 2023 General Elections.

Also speaking, Jude Abaga, popularly known as MI, a Nigerian rapper and the founder of TASCK creative agency, also urged youths to be actively involved and take the political process seriously.

Guest artistes including Oludemilade Alejo, popularly known as Ycee, a Nigerian rapper; Khloe and Valarie Ike who all performed at the event.

The Not Too Young To Run bill was signed into law in 2018 with the idea of getting younger people in political offices as well as reduced the age to contest for elections.

Seun Fakorede


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