Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lend a 'Helping Hand'

Like the Real Naija person that I am, whenever I heard anything about a Fund-Raising event toward Haiti here in Lagos, the first thing I said was ‘Na today?!’

There have been several of them; I even attended one and all I kept thinking while I was there was “If these people think even for a nano-second that their money is getting to even the Haitian beggar here in Nigeria, they are truly Magas!!”

So when I was contacted to participate in yet another Jos/Haiti Benefit, my finger didn’t hesitate to hit the delete button. However, I stopped for a moment and thought to give them the benefit of the doubt. So I replied asking if they could verify to me that the money realized in the Fund-raising will actually get to the people who have been victimized by these two events.

They’ve been able to convince me, so I come bearing good news.

Inner Circle is a humanitarian group of young people in Lagos, Nigeria, who have partnered with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) to raise funds for the victims of the Jos Crisis and the Haiti earthquake.

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In conjunction with W.H.O. they are holding a Benefit Concert tagged ‘Helping Hands’, on Sunday 28th February, 2010 at Jades Palace, Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The concert will feature great, great music from a range of Nigerian Artistes including MI, BANKYW, BEZ, MODELE, DAGRIN, COBHAMS, KEL, MIKE AREMU, TOSIN MARTINS and many more. Time: 6pm

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Banky W

By buying a ticket to attend the Concert, you will be reaching out a Helping Hand to all those thousands of people whose lives have been brutally altered by disasters both in Jos and Haiti. You will also be getting yourself set for a FUN, FUN evening of great Nigerian music.

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Bez & Cobhams

Each ticket costs N10, 000. You can buy your tickets from Swe Bar, Safari travels in City Mall, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas at the Palms, Lekki, OR call Taiwo on 08056045523 (or e-mail -

TARIERE followers (the special people that you are) have an opportunity to win FREE tickets to the Concert!!

All you need to do is write a very short tribute to all the people who have lost their lives in Haiti and Jos. It can be one verse/stanza or 5lines. It has to be punchy and heartfelt. Followers with the most creative entries will receive FREE Concert tickets from TARIERE.

Submit your tribute in the ‘Comment’ box below or if you have trouble leaving a comment here, leave it on the TARIERE Facebook group page.

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