Following a landmark endorsement by the United Nations, Generational Voices (GenVoices), the project-driven platform to harness the offline and online energy of young Nigerians for practical efforts towards nation building, has unveiled other details for the historic 100,000 Voices Telethon to be hosted by host station, Channels Television from 10am – 1pm on Saturday, 18 January.
Some of Nigeria's most respected leaders have also been unveiled to make generational statements at the telethon – they include the chairman of the Dangote Group, AlikoDangote; Nigeria's former High Commission to the United Kingdom, Christopher Kolade; Chief Executive of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu; Chief Executive of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq, agriculture entrepreneur and The Future Awards Africa Young Person of the Year 2011, Nnaemeka Ikwegwuonu; actress and one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, amongst others.
With this, the GenVoices Telethon will be broadcast across Nigeria through Channels Television and to at least 22 African countries through DSTV's EbonyLife TV – reaching at least 25 million across the continent and the Diaspora through the internet.
30 chapters of GenVoices will also join the broadcast live across the six geo-political zones as well as 10 country chapters of GenVoices, with Channels Television also broadcasting live from the Yar'Adua Centre in Abuja. YouTube, Google+, Online Streaming, Tweets and Facebook posts will be flooded with our “Ready To Lead, Ready To Serve” message. During the programme, we would receive live correspondence from the over 30 GenVoices Chapters in the United Kingdom, Cyrpus, Texas, New York, Washington DC, Canada, Spain, Ghana and the six geopolitical zones across Nigeria.
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