A man touched by God is a force of nature any day, and based on musical artiste’s, Baoku Moses’ latest moves, he is indeed touched by God.
The renowned, world-fusion, afro-artiste who is based in Ohio, US revealed at a press briefing, which held on Thursday, March 11 in Ikeja, Lagos that he has begun moves to initiate his Peace Offering project.
Baoku, founder of the Positive Image Arts, Baoku’s Village, Folklore Ensemble, and Baoku (World Fusion Band), all based in the US, is a professional dancer, drummer, writer, poet and composer with over 2500 compositions to his credit. Also a staunch promoter of the rich African/Nigerian cultural heritage from a positive standpoint, he possesses an innate drive to see peace reign in Nigeria.
In the last few months, the all-round artiste has been actively promoting his Peace Offering Project both on social media platforms and all around the country, a project he shares is the key to promoting peace in the face of Nigeria’s many challenges.
Having been privileged to teach Nigerian drumming and dance at schools from elementary to university levels, and performed with organisations locally, nationally and internationally, Baoku maintains the belief that the tools for peacebuilding in any nation is music, sports, and arts.
According to him, Nigeria must come together and put all our differences aside with an objective to engage the power of music as a tool for peace and unity. This he intends to achieve by gathering some of the biggest names in the Nigerian Music scene to work together creatively as one regardless of their differences.
This is a N300million project and it’s a vision from God. I left a lot of opportunities back in the US to come home to do this, so you must see how
Also speaking at the event was Fehintola Odejiide, the Lagos State general secretary of Peace Offering initiative, who stated that music being a universal language made it an avenue to pass on a message for youths to see the positivity in Nigeria.
“Baoku Moses’ goal is to use music as a tool to show every Nigerians that we are first, human beings before Hausa, Yoruba, or Igbo. This is one of the modalities to enhance peaceful co-existence in Nigeria, especially within the younger generation,” she declared.
Joshua Akapo, logistic director of Peace Offering added that it was important to create more awareness for the project to create better effect.
For Azubuike Ikwazom, he explained that Peace is one of the things you cannot buy with money. “Peace comes naturally, peace comes when there is co-operation, consideration, good partnership, and this project is a way to ingrain peace into the Nigerian system.”