MUSE AFRICA, as part of its PARTICIPATE campaign to engage and encourage young voter participation in the December general elections on the 12th of November 2016 held a concert at the Nungua Junction Mall
The concert was headlined and organized together with EL’s BBnZ, patrons saw performances from Keche, VVIP, MzVee, Edem, E.L, Cabum, Article Wan, D’Cryme, Shaker, Ak Songstress, Nii Funny and many others.
Midway through their performances the artistes admonished the youth against electoral violence, advising them to exercise their franchise by peacefully going out in their numbers to vote for whoever they think is suitable to lead the nation come 7th December 2016.
PARTICIPATE is non-partisan and seeks to engage all youth of voting age, with the help of “star power”, music, television, radio & events to present the general elections in a way compelling enough to convince them to vote, to choose or lose out on choosing the leaders they believe in. The campaign is sponsored by OXFAM and supported by Friends of the Nation, a Takoradi based, civil society organization.
Since it launched in October 2016, Muse and Participate has organized a with Ivor Greenstreet, the presidential aspirant for CPP and plans are underway to meet with the other aspirants before elections day, the purpose of these is to give them the opportunity to communicate their policies better especially with regards to the youth. They have also organized two town hall events dubbed “The Muse Millennial Panel” in Accra and Takoradi. The purpose of these town hall events is to allow young people a platform and educative space to ask relevant questions and comment on how voting affects changed in their lives. The PARTICIPATE campaign also features an all-star campaign song and videos to be released this week.
The Accra town hall including award winning artiste E.L, Jemila Abdulai, Derry Dadzie (DreamOval) where E.L encouraged all present to change their attitude towards politics and voting as national change began with the youth. Scheduled for Friday 18th November is another Millennial Panel in Kumasi at the KNUST Great Hall, that will host several renowned artistes including FlowKing Stone and Kojo Cue. A concert and forum is also scheduled to happen in Tamale later on in November featuring Fancy Gadam.
All forums will be aired in parts on Joy Prime (Saturdays – 6pm), Viasat1 (Mondays – Fridays 4pm) and GhOne (Mondays – Fridays First 12pm & Saturdays 1pm). Muse & PARTICIPATE are dedicated to informing and challenging for change in the 2016 elections.
The PARTICIPATE campaign is a collaboration between MUSE Africa, Oxfam Ghana, Friends of the Nation, Rave Media Group & current GMA Artiste of the Year, E.L
For additional information, follow the conversation via #museparticipate on all social media platforms and follow @muse_africa, @museafrica for updates.