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IAPF to Showcase Gandhi: The Musical, Game of Peace Concert, Peace Exhibition, Others in Lagos



As the United Nations and the Government of Indian celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an arts oriented outfit, Light Year Entertainment in Partnership with the

High Commission of India is showcasing an Indo African Peace Festival in Lagos and Abuja.


The peace festival is geared towards extolling the virtues and ideals of the global icon of peace and non-violence

demonstration, Mahatma Gandhi.


Speaking at a media parley in Lagos recently, Mr Ovosa Precious Oroye, the Chairman of Indo African Peace Festival Committee said that the Indo-African Peace Festival #IAPF which is an artistic but timely initiative for peace and non-violence

is a six-month festival which comprises of the Gandhi: The Musical holding on August 9, 2019, Game of Peace concert, Indo African Fashion Week, Peace Exhibition, Peace March and Peace Symposium taking place at multiple venues across Lagos.


An artistic performance by the LightYear Entertainment Troupe was performed which had 5 artistes geared in attires that depict Fela Kuti, Moremi, Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi as their ideals depicted by an inscription was rolled out from a tissue paper as they danced to the rhythm of music.


Mr Sanjay Srivastava, president of Afro Asian Initiative for Community Development stated that the initiative was laudable and had the strong backing of High Commission of Indian. “The world has been celebrating Mahatma Gandhi as we look at his lifestyle and selflessness. Gandhi influence every sector including fashion of the Indians as his indigenous clothing proverbially weaved people into action, equal rights and non-violence as a powerful means of conflict resolution. This peace festival will further preach his message as we aim to quell violence and promote peace in the society,” Sanjay stated.


The #IAPF seeks both technical and financial situation from well-meaning Nigerians who believe in Gandhi’s ideals.  Mr Azeez Oluwakayode who is a board member and media director stated that never has there been a festival if this magnitude that is being led by youths who are young professionals in their respective fields, and have a serious concern for societal issues. “Indo African Peace Festival is already being hailed as the Festival of the Decade,” Kayode added.



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