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Facets of African Historical Consciousness Showcased, Celebrated at African Memorial Day (AMD) Festival

By Samuel Dennis, Correct Connect African Foundation (CCAF) Resource Strategist 

Lagos, Nigeria – With a potpourri of cultural sights and sounds, dances, value-driven messages, and displays at their best, the multifaceted rich culture of Africa, with particular focus on the Continent’s Historical Consciousness as a Potent Bridge to Fostering National Unity of States, was not only celebrated, but also relived and treasured as a resourceful asset for current and future generations in the 2024 edition of Correct Connect Africa Foundation (CCAF) Africa Memorial Day Festival held on the 1st day of May, 2024 at the Terra Kulture Events Centre in Lagos.

AMD Rite @ Africa Memorial Day 2024

In his welcome address, the General Coordinator of the Foundation, Rev. Fr. Anthony Aleakwe Odior harped on culture as a sacred tool that helps a people to understand their existence and provides the needed path to unity and progress.

GC, CCAF – Anthony Aleakwe Odior

The ace Human Rights and Democracy Activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), in his keynote address, encouraged Africans to grow their households with democratic tenets and the rule of law while making conscious efforts to return the young ones to their African roots. He adds that the seeming culture of naming our young ones’ in borrowed robes’ negates the African culture and reinforces the culture of our erstwhile colonialists and imperialists.

Femi Falana, Keynote Speaker @ AMD 2024

On his part, the Guest Speaker, Mr. Deji Toye underscores the need for African States to retool their educational curriculum for industry-oriented impact, harnessing the practical and technical potentials of the young ones. Responding to this Clarion call, the Lagos State Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Abayomi Abolaji, assured the teeming audience of the robust CCAF Africa Memorial Day (2024) that the State leads the pack in such needed educational reform.

Mr Deji Toye, Guest Speaker @ AMD 2024.

Enriched by exciting cultural displays of the strides of African heroes and heroines by different cultural troupes and the education production of the CCAF Teens and Blooming Lights College, the event played host to dignitaries and people of divergent orientations in African Historical Consciousness, including Chief Clement Djebah (KSM), Nollywood Star, Richard Mofe Damijo, Nollywood producers, Jay Franklyn Jituboh, Omobayowa Alabi amongst others.

 

The African Cultural Music legendary, Adunni and Nefertiti thrilled the very excited audience with sonorous songs that underscore the core of the rich cultural heritage of Africa.

Adunni and Nefertiti @ AMD 2024

The CCAF is a Pan-African organisation created by Africans passionate about connecting to their African roots and heritage through functional Sensitization and education. Its mission is to form, transform and innovate young African minds through an Afrocentric education, to respond to our people’s challenges in an effective and non-alienating way.

Students @ AMD 2024

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