On 18 January 2014, 100,000 young Nigerians will declare their stand for the future of
their nation at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria.
Says Kola Oyeneyin, entrepreneur and founder of Sleeves Up Nigeria, one of the
organisers of the event: “”100,000 Voices’ will reach tens of thousands of attendees
and then millions of Nigerians in the country and the diaspora through a made-for-TV
three-hour live broadcast complete with showings at viewing centres across six geo-
political zones, and online streaming.’
He continues: “After months of engagements around the country and meetings with
young and emerging leaders, this event will convene a dynamic group of generational
stakeholders who are well-positioned to drive sustainable positive change in Nigeria.
It’s 100,000 voices of this generation defining the Nigeria they desire and
Young Nigerians will also get the opportunity to record their dreams and aspirations
for Nigeria through videos and graphics. Part of 100,000 Voices, this campaign will
include advertorials across print, electronic and new media as well as videos by
leading generational voices including Tuface, Kate Henshaw, Banky W, Sasha P, Timi
Dakolo and many more.
“It takes at least a generation to move a country from Third World to First World and
young leaders must be ready to make the sacrifices our nation needs. We must move
young Nigerians from mere citizens to custodians of the Nigerian state,’ says
He concludes: “In the words of Nelson Mandela: “Sometimes it falls upon a generation
to be great’. We are determined to be that generation.’