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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Peace and unity concert (Live in Katsina) report

The recent event organised by CEMS Nigeria tagged "Peace & Unity Concert, Live in Katsina (Trek 2)" was a huge success.

Making this known to Hausa Hiphop by the Project Lead, Abdulkadir Abdulrahman, he stated that the support was overwhelming and indeed Katsina State has lived up to it's expectation as the centre of hospitality.

The Katsina State Government who hosted the event through the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Special Duties, Hon. Tanimu Sada Sa'ad emphasized on the need for all concerned citizens to live in peace and unity. Hon. Sa'ad welcomed the contingents from Kano State who graced the State along with their host counterparts, to be good ambassadors of the country and try to deliver using their art as a means of uniting all Nigerians.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Hon. Tanimu Sada Sa'ad addressing guests at the event.
The event which was a 2-day event had a lecture organised for the performing artists and later a show to kick-start the event proper. There was a massive turn-out from the Katsina people who were ecstatic about the arrival of most of the artists who graced the event.

MC's of the event were Why Mallam and Kabir Bahaushe while DJ Master was the event's official DJ for the event.

There were breathtaking performances from artists like Drinking Master,
Katsina-based artist, Drinking Master performing at the event
Awarded as Ambassadors of Peace include Hon. Taninmu Sada Sa'ad, Alh. Sani Lawal BK, Alh. Kabir Dankaura, Alh. Lawal Katsina, Alh. Surajo Mai Asharalle and Hajiya Binta Kofar Soro.
Hajia Binta Kofar Soro making a brief speech as she received her award as Peace Ambassador 

Alh. Lawal Sani BK was also awarded at the event

Alh. Surajo Mai Asharalle making a speech as he was awarded Peace Ambassador at the event

Presentation of award from the CEO, Blueprints Media Rabiu Na'auwa and Alh. Lawal Sani to another recipient

There were a lot of highlights during the event as awardees were very emotional about the awards presented to them. Among the awardees, Alh. Surajo Mai Asharalle was all in tears after receiving the award and narrated that this was the first time in his entire music career that he was recognized with such a huge award in his home state. 

Alh. Mai Asharalle was very happy to be a recipient of such award and thanked the organizers for identifying and recognizing with him. After receiving the award, the DJ, DJ Master slammed his old-school record from the legendary singer and everyone at the arena hit the stage to dance to his famous song.

Dr Pure, Eddy Kool, Mighty Swag Republic and Ricqy Ultra had to dish out a freestyle session for Hon. Tanimu Sada Sa'ad live on stage after the S.A's opening speech.
Another group entertaining guests at the event
Freeiiboy Shabba performing at the concert
Don R a.k.a Arewa Finext performing at the event
Mamo performing at the Peace concert
Ricqy Ultra performing at the Peace and Unity Concert 
Nomiis Gee performing at the event held in Katsina

Hon. Tanimu Sada Sa'ad poses with other important guests/artists as he receives his award for Peace ambassador
The Special Adviser on Special Duties Hon. Tanimu Sada Sa'ad was awarded as a peace ambassador with closing performances from Eddy Kool and Mighty Swag Republic which marked the end of the event.
It was a night/day to remember as Katsina State stood out to be not only the pioneers of peace in the region, but also the Centre of Hospitality.

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