Popular Nigerian singer, Tobechukwu Victor Okah a.k.a. Peruzzi thrilled Abuja fans to a scintillating musical performances, while urging them to partake in the electoral process to choose credible leaders.
Peruzzi, while performing on stage at the `We are Voting Concert’, sang: `Your vote is your power,’on Saturday night.
The event was put together by The Election Network (TEN), a Ford Foundation Funded Project and a digital media company delivering creative, intelligent and data driven journalism around global election.
TEN focuses on original digital storytelling and smart coverage of technology, data trends, special features and curate stories that provide insight into elections around the world.
The DMW artiste performed five songs for about 50 minutes sending an electrified energy in the 7000 capacity of the African Heritage Amphitheatre, making the over 4000 young people singing along with him.
Songs performed by the Amaka crooner include, `Amaka’, `Mind’, `Aje’, `Mata’ and `For your Pocket’
The former student of Medicine and Surgery at Odessa National University, Ukraine left no dull moment with the crowd who are mostly students from Veritas University, University of Abuja, among others.
Other artistes that performed included Matilda, Jessica Bongos, Cheso, Keren Happuch, Ayuu, Zilla Oaks, Lady Donli and Tomi Thomas.
Meanwhile, Miss Asari Ndem, the Editor of TEN, explained that the concert was to sensitise young people to come out and vote in general elections.
Ndem said that the perception and mentality of `Votes don’t count’ should be jettison by youths, because if they don’t vote, they have no right to complain of failure of leadership.
“With this event we were able to team up with a group like the One Campaign and others to tell youths that the only way to stop electoral malpractice is to pick up our PVCs and vote.
“I am very sure that the youth, through interaction and the sensitisation at the concert, will have a rethink and believe that every votes counts.
“My advice to the youth is, don’t let anyone deter you from picking your PVC; don’t let long queue stop you; and don’t let anybody discourage you. Make your votes counts.
“The people you are voting for will be the ones to determine your future in terms of policies and programs, so there is need to come out and vote,” Ndem urged the youths.