On Monday the 30th of April 2018, Sesor partnered with Inspiro productions (owners of the Lagos International Jazz Festival) to celebrate its 10th anniversary at this year’s UNESCO International Jazz Day at Freedom Park in Lagos.
This year’s event paid tribute to the late South African jazz legend, Hugh Masakela. In his honour, there were performances by highly acclaimed Nigerian Jazz artists such as Dede Mabiaku, Bright Gain, Gloria Ibru, Sharp Band, Jesutomi, Orliam and many others.
In attendance were Mr Darkey, South African Consul General in Nigeria and Mr Steve Ayorinde, the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, amongst other distinguished guests. In his address, the Consul General, stated ”that music should be used as a tool to fight injustice and enhance peaceful co-existence”. Amen to that!
Grace Ioryue, Sesor’s Senior Program’s Officer after the event, said: “Thanks to all our supporters who donated through this collaboration. In two days, we have raised NGN43,700 for Benue survivors. The funds will go towards improving the living conditions of people who have been displaced by the attacks and we look forward to more support so we can help even more people”.
The event was captured beautifully below: