In a unique synergy to promote peace and love among citizens of Nigeria and the world, especially in these volatile times, the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has partnered a popular gospel artiste, Anny, to further push the message of peace across the country and even outside the shores of Nigeria.
Anny said she was moved to act when she saw that the peaceful cities and environment where she was born and grew up had become unliveable and unsafe for the people and what better way for her to do that than through her music. Hence she recorded a song, Peace around the World, in order to carry her message across more effectively.
The song which was produced by Dr Frabz has an all-star cast featuring Sammie Okposo, Onos, Lamboginny, Charles Granville, Jaywon, Sultan, Ibitayo Jeje, Sabina and Henrisoul. The video was shot in Lagos by Frizzle and Bizzle. Speaking on the all-star collaboration, Anny said: “The song is not just about me, I needed to bring in people from different areas and different religions in Nigeria. I brought in artistes; my friends and colleagues with similar vision with me from different ethnic groups to lend their voices to my message of peace in Nigeria and around the world.”
Much later she sourced for an organisation that would partner her on the project. The NDDC, even though, specifically tailored to cater for the Niger-Deltans, but they still had ears for any good project from any part of Nigeria and having dealt with the restiveness of the Niger-Delta in the recent past, they bought into the peace message of the song and its video and agreed to help project it to the people. Anny added that there was a line-up of activities including visits to prisons, a road walk in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Lagos and Kano, visits and out reaches . In a statement by its Head of Corporate Development, Ibitayo Abosede, the NDDC reiterated its commitment to the progress and development of the country no matter the area. Abosede said the NDDC was willing to support any person or group with an idea or project that would help foster peace and love among the people.
Anny (Anne Emmanuel Ibrahim), born in Delta state, Nigeria is a gospel/inspirational artiste with multiple award credits to her career and a brand to reckon with in the music industry today, inspiring many all over the world through her music, performances and creative works. She has two albums to her credit Your Mercy and Time. Anny is also reputed for notable music events and humanitarian services some of which include: Anny And Friends in Concert, a yearly music event that brings together artistes in an atmosphere of worship and the Anny Peace and Love Concert, an annual event aimed at using the power of music, arts to promote peace and love as positive values.
She is the founder of Annyluv Educational Foundation, a non-profit, socio-humanitarian organization through which she has been able to channel her commitment to women empowerment, poverty alleviation and education, social responsibility and other development agenda with immense contribution.