The city of Jos recently hosted the 3rd RSVP Peace Concert ahead of the February 2015 elections. A large crowd of young people was thrilled by performances from hometown heroes Ice Prince Zamani and MI.
The Crest Hotel venue of the concert also saw the likes of Modenine, Pherowshuz, Ruggedman and Jeremiah Gyang entertain the audience. Admission to the concert was free for those with their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) and N500 for those without.
The RSVP concert tour is an initiative of EIE Nigeria, a non-partisan coalition of individuals and organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and youth mobilization.
The objective of the concerts is to deepen youth participation in democracy and educate youth voters using 15 minute voter education interludes incorporated into the concerts.
So far, the RSVP Concert tour has been to Port-Harcourt, Kaduna and Jos. The next RSVP Concert featuring 2Face Idibia holds in Owerri on the 31st of January 2015, followed by the final concert in Lagos in February.