For Chibok girls, U.S singer holds concert in Nigeria
Kim Poole, a singer based in the United States, has concluded her concert series tagged Music for Change concert, at Ziggies in Magodo, Lagos State over the weekend.
The concert which started last Friday at Grand suite, Magodo, according to the singer, was geared towards raising funds for the parents of the abducted school girls in Chibok community, Maiduguri, who she said would have exhausted all their resources by now.
She said the move also serves to use music to explore the importance of women’s education in a nation’s development.
“I and my six piece band implemented the first move to achieve my mission in Nigeria through the promotional performance of soul music, jazz, afro-pop and fusing different styles of the African music such as highlife and reggae. The concert also featured my performances and artiste workshops,” said Poole.
Describing music as the most powerful tool, she said the genre is one thing that can teach or heal people without their consent. The fundraising, she said, was to encourage peace building and conflict resolution in Nigeria at this time where there seems to be so much political strife.
“For the about 200 Chibok girls that were abducted, it is a thing of pity. I am not a politician but I know what it means to be a sister, daughter or mother of one of these girls. I can measure how my mother would feel, and to what extent she would go to look for me; what resources she would have exhausted to find me if I was one of these girls. This is why I want to dedicate the money raised from the concert to their accounts,” she said.
Poole who urged musicians to use their music as an instrument to inspire, change and encourage others, said the money raised would get to the families of the Chibok girls through the Rotary Club of Abuja.
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