Nigeria@60: Group plans virtual concert to celebrate nation

As Nigeria prepares to mark her 60th Independence Anniversary, a Lagos-based agency has put modalities in place for a virtual concert to showcase positive changes recorded in the last six decades of nationhood.

The concert tagged #UnlockNaijaAt60 will feature popular Nigerian musicians, comedians, dancers and actors performing to a global audience live via web streaming and on television.

Earlier, the Federal Government had urged Nigerians to come up with innovative ideas towards making the 60th anniversary a success in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the globe.

Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, the Managing Director of Tobems Media, organisers of the concert, Mr Tosin Obembe, said Nigeria’s resolute spirit deserved to be celebrated.

Obembe explained that having survived several challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic that shook the entire world, Nigeria should be celebrated for its dogged spirit.

He explained that the concert would, among other things, celebrate the evolution of Nigerian music, dance and fashion.

“Nigerians have been through a lot as a people and we reckon that a typically happy people will be missing one of the things we are most known for: our social life.

“That is why we have decided to celebrate this milestone independence anniversary regardless of the challenges of Covid-19,” he said.

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