Unchained Vibes Africa (UVA) will unveil the Freedom Vibes Series to members of the artistic community and civil society organisations in Nigeria, Africa and around the world at Freedom Park, Lagos Island from 4 – 8 pm Saturday.
Freedom Vibes Series, according to a statement, is a hybrid (physical and virtual) monthly show featuring live performances, artistic showcases and conversations, highlighting artists’ freedom of expression.
“From Saturday 30 October 2021, participants will review recent reports of restrictions targeting artistic freedom, discuss policy reforms, and design advocacy campaigns,” said the statement.
According to Ayodele Ganiu, Founder/Executive Producer Unchained Vibes Africa “the event will feature veteran actor, educator and activist Hilda Dokubo; Nigerian-German musician and activist Ade Bantu; rapper and on-air personality Saifullah Ibrahim (Dr Pure) as speakers.”
Ganiu also hinted that “joining the event virtually are the Chairperson of African Defenders (the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network), ace Nollywood actor and president of Association of Voiceover Artists (AVOA) Segun Arinze; President of Actors Guild of Nigeria Emeka Rollas; Director of PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection Julie Trebault and other distinguished speakers. The conversations will be moderated by the seasoned journalist and executive program director of Culture Advocates Caucus (CAC) Jahman Anikulapo, while adding that ” live performances and spotlights will be headlined by Nigerian hip-hop icon Eedris AbdulKareem and the world famous Nigerian female talking drum icon ARA.”
Freedom Vibes Series is an integral part of Defending Democracy Vibes program funded by National Endowment for Democracy (USA) and supported by African Defenders Network, PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection, Freedom Park Lagos, World Movement for Democracy, Lakreem Entertainment, Culture Advocates Caucus, Centre for Creative Arts Education (CREATE), and Ara Entertainment Productions.
There are two ways to participate in the event: in-person attendance and online participation.
If you are in Lagos on Saturday, you can attend the event physically. Registration is required for free tickets to gain entry to Freedom Park, venue of the event. Limited tickets available. Click the link below to register:
If you are outside Lagos or Nigeria, you can participate online. Registration is required for the webinar. Click the link below to register for the webinar: