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OUR ROOTS: She was the Darling of France – Nigeria’s Presidential Election: Millions of Young People Poised to Vote

Our Roots - Josephine Baker
Our Roots – Josephine Baker

*Black History Month spotlight on a celebrated performer she was, an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress: Josephine Baker. Her career was more or less formed and shaped in Europe, choosing France as her adopted country. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, ever.

TAYO's Focus On Nigerian Election 2023 - PVC
TAYO’s Focus On Nigerian Election 2023 – PVC

Registered Voters and young Nigerians who look forward to voting — Permanent Voters Card (PVC) enables registered voters in Nigeria to exercise their civic right to vote in the General Elections made up of the Presidential election and state assembly. Nigerians are excited about going to the polls, still worried about the choice of presidential candidates, and hoping for a free and fair election. The PVC stores information such as biometric data i.e. physical attributes, thumbprint, etc. It protects the information stored on the card. The information on the PVCs is electronically programmed and can only be read /assessed electronically with a card reader. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) extended for the second time, the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) which was February Millions of Nigerians have registered but you wonder how many did actually register to get their PVC cards when you see, a sea of humanity at Political rallies in Nigeria. It is hoped that the youths whose voices have been silent for some time now, would make a difference at the polling stations on 25th February

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Comic artist TAYO Fatunla - OUR ROOTS creator
Comic artist TAYO Fatunla – OUR ROOTS creator

TAYO Fatunla is an award-winning Nigerian Comic Artist, Editorial Cartoonist, Writer, and Illustrator is an artist of the African diaspora. He is a graduate of the prestigious Kubert School, in New Jersey, US. and recipient of the 2018 ECBACC Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award for his illustrated OUR ROOTS creation and series – Famous people in Black History – He participated at UNESCO’s Cartooning In Africa forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Cartooning Global Forum in Paris, France and has held a virtual OUR ROOTS cartoon workshop for SMITHSONIAN- National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C. His Fela Kuti outline image is featured in the Burna Boy’s mega-Afrobeat hit song “YE.” – [email protected]

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