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Call for Registration: Freedom Vibes 7.0 Naija Day

Unchained Vibes Africa cordially invites you to Freedom Vibes 7.0 Naija Day aimed at celebrating Nigeria’s diverse cultural heritage. The 2023 general elections in Nigeria have been widely criticized as the most divisive elections since the country’s return to democracy in 1999. Desperate politicians exploited Nigeria’s diversity negatively and weaponized ethnicity in a bid to win elections. As a result, ethnic division has widened and mutual suspicion has worsened among Nigerians. The Naija Day event is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of ethnic and religious politics, contribute to the healing process, rebuild mutual trust, rekindle the hope for a better Nigeria, celebrate Nigeria's diversity, and unite citizens in the struggle for good governance.
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Unchained Vibes Africa’s Press Statement on the Recent Harassments and Threats to Davido and Logos Olori – Press Release

Unchained Vibes Africa notes with concerns, the excesses of religious fanatics who, over the past few days, have harassed, intimidated and threatened the lives of multi- award winning Nigerian singer David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido and Olamilekan Taiwo, a.k.a Logos Olori, one of the artists under his Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label. The cyber harassments, censorship and threats to the artists’ lives are in connection with a music video titled ‘Jaye Lo’ by Logos Olori, under the DMW label. The 45-second teaser of the new music video was posted on 21st July 2023 by Davido on his social media platforms, promoting the work ahead of its official release.
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Unchained Vibes Africa joins other Nigerian, African and international organizations to call for the release of upcoming Nigerian singer Yahaya Sharif Aminu

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release. Unchained Vibes Africa joins other Nigerian, African and international organizations to call for the release of upcoming Nigerian singer Yahaya Sharif Aminu May 18, 2023 Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria Office of the Presidency Aso Rock Presidential Villa Three Arms Zone 900103 Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria info@statehouse.gov.ng CC: Office […]
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UVA seeks protection for artists on the frontline at a discussion on the local policing environment, oversight and accountability needs – news

Unchained Vibes Africa (UVA) has articulated the immense contributions of socially engaged artists to the development of democracy in Nigeria, the risks they face and the need for better policing environment. The UVA Research and Advocacy team stated this at a recent event aimed at strengthening the oversight and accountability mechanisms of the Nigerian Police Force. The event was organized and hosted by the Network on Police Reforms in Nigeria (NOPRIN) in partnership with the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as part of the projects supported and funded by the United States Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the United Nations Peace Building Fund (PBF). The event which was held on Thursday 30th March 2023 at Dover Hotel Ikeja in Lagos, had in attendance UVA Research and Advocacy team members Tolulope Olowoyo and Prince Adeola Goloba who represented the voices of the artistic community.
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Unchained Vibes, Abey Trombone to hit the global stage with a unique Afrocentric sound

After one year of discussions, Unchained Vibes Africa has signed a contract with Afolaranmi Olaoluwa Abiodun, professionally known as Abbey Trombone for a global promotion of Afrocentric music from Nigeria. Abbey Trombone is a talented and promising singer, songwriter,musicologist and trombonist, well celebrated within the diplomatic community in Nigeria for his cultural entertaining music.
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Paradise Air: Longstay Residency Programme (Japan)

Paradise Air has held the Longstay Program under various themes and with different application requirements. The 10th edition of the program – under the theme ‘Puzzling Poly+Semy’ – is open to all people of all nationalities working in the arts field. The application will take place in two phases, with a shortlist of finalists invited to create a ‘video letter’ in early 2023 and final selected artists invited for a residency of 70-90 days in Matsudo, Japan.
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MARKK: Gerda Henkel Fellowship-Programme for African Curators and Scholars (Germany)

Gerda Henkel Fellowship-Programme aims at supporting four German museums holding African collections – in Leipzig/Dresden/Herrnhut (Saxony), Hamburg, Cologne, and Stuttgart – in their engagement to decolonise their museum practice and to foster a new ethics of collaboration with the African continent. It offers 4 promising African candidates based on the continent an opportunity to become a team member of a German museum and to pursue their own exhibition, educational or research project and contribute to the overall development of the museum, while at the same time building on their professional experience.
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