Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his wife, Betsy Obaseki are expected to lead other eminent personalities to raise funds for the musical education of underprivileged children in schools across Nigeria at the maiden Viola Black Tie Christmas.
The Christmas concert series, organised by His Majesty’s Music, is slated to hold on December 19, 2021, at the Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, at 6:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Other personalities expected include acclaimed soloists, such as Unoma Okudo, Genevieve Ogu, Guchi Egbunine, Dele Nelson-Cole and other national treasures.
The event will feature musical genres ranging from evergreen Christmas classics to popular film music, as well as lesser-known songs. They will be backed up by Atlantis Orchestra and Choir, under the direction of award-winning composer, Chuck Okudo.
According to the organisers, the project tagged: “No Child Left Behind,” is aimed towards raising funds for the musical education of less-privileged children of primary and secondary school age living in orphanages in Nigeria.
The organisers said the goal was to ensure that every talented child in these homes gets the opportunity to obtain good musical education, adding that with the right support and mentoring, the child has the chance to become Nigeria’s next musical success and can in turn nurture other talents.
The organisers said this would ultimately have a positive multiplier effect on society as it seeks to further reduce the rate of unemployment while discovering talents.