Several Nigerian artistes, including Harrysong, Sound Sultan and Niniola, will perform in Lagos on Friday (today), at a show tagged United Against Hunger.
Also, performing are Vector, Blackah, Lami, DJ Spinall, and Lawizzy, with the organisers – HEDA Resorce Centre, in conjunction with the Voice for Food Security and Oxfam Nigeria saying the event would hold at the Queens Park Centre, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island.
At a briefing on the programme, Sound Sultan said his mission as Oxfam goodwill ambassador was to deploy music as a weapon against hunger. He urged Nigerians and governments at all levels to invest in agriculture in order to ensure food security in the country.
Sultan said, “The United for Food Concert is part of our efforts to inspire Nigerian youths to become active citizens and demand accountability from our leaders. Today, one person in three in the world lives in poverty.
“Our vision is a secure and prosperous Nigeria, where the benefits from economic growth are shared so that the basic needs of all people are met, where the rights of women are respected, where all people, especially the youth, can participate in decision making and influence the policies that impact on their lives; and where public and private sector institutions are accountable and transparent. Central to this is the belief that power relations need to change to enable poor people to demand and claim their rights.”