Lagos holds DJ carnival to get youths off streets
In a bid to correct the impression of linking music and drug abuse, Corner47 group of companies, has unveiled plans for the 2018 Lagos Disc Jockey (DJ) Carnival, aimed at discovering talents.
The carnival, which Grand Finale holds October 1st, was according to the organisers, a five-year programme designed to further take youths off the streets through music.
The project coordinator, Lagos DJ carnival, Mr. Gbolahan Odusanya, who spoke in Lagos, argued that the programme was to “ensure total positive mindset revolution shift from the present negativity linking Music and drug.
He said: “This project is an emerging platform for empowering the Youths and showcasing the talents of the Youths in the State, hence the reason for a 5-year long term project we want inclusive participation of all the Youths in the State.”
Odusanya stressed that to inspire youths at the grand finale, DJ Khaleed from USA, DJ Niki Tall from Germany, our own DJ Cuppy and DJ Zenny will be Guest Performers and Judges to help discover new talents for the country.
“We are trying to do a lot for the youths and during our investigation, we discovered that the youths don’t have reputable role models. They claim that they don’t have interest in Government.”
He noted that the audience, youths, would be sensitized on the need to get away from drugs and how the company could assist them get over their challenges, saying, we target to get no fewer than 500, 000 youths off the streets.
“While we tend to change the idea of the youths and make them contribute to Nigeria’s development. And one of the means they could also do that is getting them educated. This was the reason we partnered Fashcode to help source for local and international scholarship for the talents that would be discovered at the carnival,” Odusanya said.
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