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AMD 2022… celebrating the greatness and resources of Africa

‘We want to promote the African heritage, culture, style and beauty through education that enlightens and engages, an education that deconstructs to construct a mindset founded locally and globally ready’

THE 2022 edition of the annual Africa Memorial Day (AMD), held May 1 at the Radisson Blu, Ikeja, Lagos, was an exciting celebration of the Africa and diverse aspects of its socio-cultural economic aspects. 

Dotting on the theme, “The Relevance of Remembering our Heroes Past, the event was organised by Correct Connect Africa Foundation (CCAF), a non-confessional and apolitical organisation of Africans interested in connecting to their roots through education.

It was the first time the AMD would be held on African soil; previous editions had held in parts of Europe.

Speaking at the event, the General Coordinator of Correct Connect Africa Foundation (CCAF) and a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco ( SDB), Reverend Father Toni Odior, explained that every first of May was chosen by the CCAF to honour the lives, struggles and experiences of African heroes and heroines.

“Celebrating the memory and gallantry of our ancestors in the fight against oppression is something sacred and indispensable for the achievement of wholesomeness for our ourselves, our people and our land”, said Fr. Odior, adding:

 “We are passionate and proud of our Motherland. We want to promote the African heritage, culture, style and beauty through education that enlightens and engages, an education that deconstructs to construct a mindset founded locally and globally ready”.

In his keynote to the event, titled Let Us Ask Ourselves, David Dokun, a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Coach and Trainer, exhorted Africans to retrace and rediscover the intrinsic greatness of the continent’s heritage and culture.

Guest Speaker, Charles Iloegbunam, Managing Partner at Asterisks Concepts who spoke on the topic “Africa Know Thyself,” reiterated Africa’s position as the cradle of civilization. He charged the youths to rise to the challenges of creating African solutions to the continent’ problems.

The event, chaired by the Chairman of Ojodu LCDA, Hon David Oluwasegun Odunmbaku, represented by Hon Lekan Peters, was attended by a cross section of participants from Nigeria and other parts of Africa. Other highlights included Red Carpet, exhibitions, and musical performances. 

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