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Afrikan Boy adds support to the 'Our Africa' launch event!

Afrikan Boy
Afrikan Boy

To celebrate the ‘Our Africa’ project and its current success, SOS Children will be holding an event at the Africa Centre in Covent Garden, London, on 2nd May, with a special performance from Afrikan Boy, who has spoken out about his support for the project.

The Africa Centre has provided greater awareness among British and other European people about developments in Africa for half a century. It is the perfect venue to launch ‘Our Africa’ – a website that aims to give a different and more real perspective of Africa, through the eyes of African children.

The event will screen videos from the website, and guests will be treated to an evening of modern and authentic African culture, including a performance from an African comedian, a spoken word artist, and an authentic dance group. Guests at the event will include teachers and educationalists interested in seeing how ‘Our Africa’ can be used in their classrooms.

Afrikan Boy (who also goes by the name ‘AB’) will perform two of his songs at the event and compere the evening. Originally from Nigeria and now living in London, Afrikan Boy has supported M.I.A on her 2007 and 2008 tours and featured on her album track ‘Hussel’.

Afrikan Boy is fully behind the Our Africa project, and hopes that it will bring children in the UK closer to the continent. He says: “I love the website which takes you individually through Africa from a click of the mouse!” He also believes that the project leaves the children who make the videos with useful experiences for their future. He says: "What first got me interested about Our Africa was the fact they have been to over 20 countries in Africa, setting up places for the children to develop their skills.”

There are a few tickets still available to the launch event on Wednesday 2nd May. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lucy Patterson on lucy@soschildren.org or 01223 222951 as soon as possible.

Visit the Our Africa site.