TAG | Independence Day of Nigeria
CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT AND IDEPENDENCE DAY ANNIVERSARY OF AFRICAN NATIONS
Africa World Museum and Center, on October 1st, 2004 will celebrate the Independence Day Anniversary of Nigeria, the most populous Black Nation in Africa, and Botswana, the Heaven of Africa. This initiative, which was launched by the Africa World Museum and Center during the Black History Month in February 2004 through the Permanent Observer to the African Union, Professor Omotayo Olaniyan, has gained a lot of respect and appreciation from the international community. The programs have also exposed the good values and potential of African Nations to diverse people here in the U.S.A.
A special exhibition titled “Journey through the Ages” will be mounted on both countries. This will avail the people in quest of African studies, and will create more awareness, information and education about African Values and Virtues. We strongly believe that this program will benefit the community and create much confidence in our youth to believe and become. The ambassadors and officials of both Nigeria and Botswana, eminent personalities, dignitaries including the permanent observer of African union to the United Nations, will be in attendance.
The celebration will also include the launching of the Teaching of Indigenous African Languages mainly Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Zulu, Swahili, and Arabic, Documentaries on the historical values of Botswana and Nigeria; Special focus on Africa business and tourism potential; Work-shops on African Food, Fashion, Music, Names, and Games. A special symposium titled “Youth of the World and Youth of Africa” will be run on October 2nd, 2004 to focus on moral decades, discipline, and exchange programs among the youth of the World. The Celebration will be concluded on October 3rd, 2004 with a special thanksgiving church service under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Dr. Gerald L. Durley of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.
Africa World Museum and Center believes that the renaissance and re-orientation of the black people’s heritage and values is needed at this critical juncture of global economy and community. Ideals and virtue for positive change, development, progress and prosperity must be re-awakened and emphasized for the emancipation and pride; economic and business prosperity, as well as the global social view and image of the entire black race. The growth of a successful economy is predicated on the proper inter-play between the human creative abilities and natural resources. The scenario whereby Art and Culture is given a preference will definitely project artistic and creative
abilities, which are central to all production and management undertakings. The antecedents of which behavioral patterns and value system in the society will lead to a quantum of creative skills, abilities and values relevant to the overall tasks of economic development. Without heritage there can never be horizon and it is only when we believe that we become. Vision is greater than ambition. Our heritage will forever remain our pride.
Chief Tunde Adetunji, CEO/ President
September 27, 2004