In furtherance of the social responsibility initiative of the All Africa 

Music Awards, AFRIMA in partnership with the Africa Union, the 

continental awards project has donated computers, exercise books and 

other writing materials to participating schools at the recent 

FELABRATION 2016 Senior Secondary School debate.
The Senior Secondary School debate was held at the Freedom Park, Broad 

Street, Lagos on Wednesday, October 5 with the topic: ‘Reparation, Yes 

or No”. This forms part of the programme of activities for FELABRATION, 

the annual festival organised to celebrate the legacy of late music 

maestro and Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Highlighting AFRIMA’s objectives in partnering Felabration 2016 edition 

in the schools debate, Country Director, Nigeria/Co Producer,

AFRIMA, Mr Kingsley James, said it created another platform for the 

AFRIMA Foundation to purse her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 

activities in Lagos State, the 2016 Official Host City for AFRIMA

through its Educate-A-Child (Our Voice) initiative. “AFRIMA is committed 

to reducing illiteracy in Africa via the

Educate-A-Child Campaign (our voice) initiative by driving support for 

investment in education, formal and informal, by African leaders”, 

stated James.
Speaking at the opening of the debate, founder of Felabration and 

daughter of the late music legend, Ms. Yeni Kuti, stressed the need for 

students to be adequately equipped with the knowledge of history

for the promotion and development of African’s rich culture and 

She said, “The topic was chosen to test the knowledge of the students on 

history. We needed to challenge their knowledge of Africa’s history and 

for students to learn new things about their heritage. We want to

keep Fela’s love of culture and learning alive among young people. This 

debate isn’t about relating history but by relating it to their 

understanding. It is not a competition but a test of knowledge and to

encourage all and no school would be exempted from receiving gifts.”
10 Senior Secondary Schools in Lagos State namely: Aunty Ayo Girls 

Comprehensive Senior Secondary; Community Senior Grammar School, 

Gberigbe; Epe Senior Grammar School; Cayley College; Lagos City Senior 

College; Vivian Fowler Memorial College; St Gregory’s College; Atunrase 

Senior High School; Army Children Senior High School, Ikeja;

and Dowen College, were represented by their students who turned out in 

After a brilliantly engaging session by the student debaters judged by 

Mr. Kunle Bakare (Publisher, Encomium Magazine); Ms. Princess Abumere 

(Entertainment Editor, Pulse NG); Mr. Kingsley James;

Mrs. Morayo Afolabi-Brown (TVC broadcaster) and Mrs. Jumoke 

Alawode-James (TVC broadcaster), the first prize was clinched by Dowen 

College, coming second was Vivian Fowler Memorial College and in third 

position, Aunty Ayo Girls Comprehensive Senior Secondary.
After receiving their winner’s prizes and other gifts handed out by Mr. 

Kingsley James, the excited students and schools’ management officials 

present at the event thanked AFRIMA for the generous donation.
AFRIMA’s Country Director also urged the Felabration Festival Organising 

committee to get involved in the AFRIMA 2016 programme of events from 

November 4-6, 2016 which includes the Africa Music Business Summit on 

Friday, November 4 and the AFRIMA Music Village, an open concert-style 

festival featuring nominees and other top billed

music stars, also on Friday, November 4.
In partnership with the AUC and the Official Host City, Lagos State, 

AFRIMA 2016 grand awards ceremony holds on Sunday, November 6 with 

thousands of guests expected in Lagos for the various events. 

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