Colloquium on Eedris Abdulkareem holds in Lagos today – Guardian Nigeria

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For his selfless service and contribution to the Nigerian democracy through music, Unchained Vibes Africa and Lakreem Entertainment will today hold a colloquium in honour of Nigeria music veteran, Eedris Abdulkareem.
The sixth in a series of events geared toward promoting artists’ freedom of expression, and the use of music and artistic expressions for civic engagements, will reflect on the hip-hop veteran and his contributions to nation-building and sensitise the public on the role of artists in a democracy and mobilise the artistic community to become more active in civic engagements.
Holding at Freedom Park, the session will provide a platform to draw attention to Eedris’s selfless service to Nigeria through music and his current health challenge. As one of Nigeria’s most visible and consistent artists advocating for good governance through music, Eedris has worked with Unchained Vibes Africa and served as an Ambassador of Freedom Vibes since its official launch in October 2021.
Tagged Freedom Vibes 6.0 – Eedris Abdulkareem Colloquium, the event will sensitise the public on how music can effectively carry critical advocacy messages and raise awareness about social and political issues in a way that traditional advocacy cannot.
Using an audiovisual presentation to dissect the music of Eedris Abdulkareem, the event will showcase the common presence of music in people’s lives and its power to condense feelings and ideas into small units of time, which can easily be accessible to an average person.
From health emergencies to insecurity, the Colloquium will reflect on Eedris’ years of advocacy demanding respect for human life in Nigeria.
Eedris was recently diagnosed with kidney failure, which has slowed him down, and the Colloquium will complement the efforts of various stakeholders in ramping up support for his recovery.
Expected at the event are stakeholders in the music industry, including Dr Kenny Ogunbe, Dede Mabiaku, who will reflect on Abdulkareem’s artistic journey and his activism respectively. Goodwill messages are expected from colleagues, friends, associates and fans of Eedris in Nigeria and the diaspora.
There will be a virtual live session with Eedris who has remained in high spirit despite the current health challenges.

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