Advocacy group, Enough Is Enough Nigeria has announced that they will be hosting the first-of-its-kind voter education concerts in four major cities across Nigeria in preparation for the 2015 elections.
Renowned superstars, 2Face, Pasuma, MI, Ice Prince, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Reminisce among many others have been confirmed to thrill young enthusiastic voters at these concerts. Organizers of the concert have also promised guest appearances from A-list personalities including CEO, Channels TV, John Momoh.
The voter education concerts will hold in Kaduna, Jos, Owerri and Lagos will follow the first edition, which held in Port-Harcourt on December 12, 2014.
These concerts will use music to educate voters on the need to participate in the election process. 15-minute interludes will also be used during the shows to promote the RSVP campaign. Entry will be free to those with valid voter’s cards while others will pay a token fee.
EiE Nigeria has also organized a Presidential and Governorship election debate series called ‘The Peoples’ Debate’ which will hold in Lagos, Plateau, Kaduna, Imo, Rivers, Taraba as well as a Presidential debate in Abuja.
Through its pre-election and post-election voter education strategies under its flagship RSVP Campaign, EiE Nigeria hopes to increase the participation of young people between 18 – 35 (62.5% of those registered to vote in 2011) in Nigeria’s growing democracy.
EnoughisEnough Nigeria (www.eienigeria.org) is a coalition of individuals and 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. The coalition includes The Future Project; Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN); Education as a Vaccine (EVA); Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND); LYNX Nigeria, Budgit, RISE Networks; Chocolate City Group and EME.
EiE Nigeria created the RSVP (Register|Select|Vote|Protect) Campaign to leverage technology, especially social media to mobilize significant participation from citizens in the 18-35 age bloc in the 2011 elections and beyond.