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MUSON Music Scholars Thrill Guests At Graduation Concert


Some of the students in performance at the graduation concert

New graduates of the MTN Foundation- MUSON Scholars’ Programme celebrated the completion of their programme with a colourful concert and graduation ceremony held recently at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

From Fela, the Father of Afrobeat, to legendary singer Sir Victor Uwaifo and Vivaldi the master of the violin, the audience was treated to a spectacular take on iconic cultural pieces and classical music delivered with style and precision. 

The evening ended with the graduating class delivering a soaring performance of Shadowland, a powerful song about leaving home by prolific composer Hans Zimmer and master musician Lebo M, for the stage adaptation of The Lion King. As the closing notes faded, it was easy to see these artistes take their place alongside the school’s alumni, noted for their outstanding musicianship and excellence in their chosen careers.

Speaking at the ceremony, Nonny Ugboma the Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation said, “Days such as this, when hardworking, extraordinary talent is centre stage and celebrated, are at the heart of our support for the MUSON School of Music. The performances we watched were heartfelt and inspiring.” 

The MUSON School of Music was established in 1989 and offers training to people interested in learning how to sing or play a musical instrument. The two-year MUSON Diploma School was set up after receiving accreditation from the Federal Government and has graduated over 300 students since 2006. All students admitted to the course receive an MTN Foundation Scholarship that covers transportation, textbooks and tuition.

MTN Nigeria, through its Foundation, is committed to supporting, recognising and celebrating local talent and partners with like-minded organizations to implement enriching experiences that encourage young talent. We recognize the important role the arts play in personal and communal development; it enriches communities and is an essential part of the cultural fabric of society.

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