BN Exclusive – World Premiere: Julius Agwu, Adaora Ukoh & 2Shotz star in “My Vote Fit Change Naija” – Watch It Now

As the 2011 Nigerian General Elections approach, various advocacy groups and non-profit organizations are taking action and encouraging eligible Nigerian to “make their voices heard” by voting during the elections. Voting numbers relative to the number of eligible Nigerians were unimpressive during the last general election in 2007, therefore it is important that we do not let this happen again!

My Vote Fit Change Naija” is a short film directed by Alex Mouth and produced by Kingsley Bangwell and Julius Agwu as part of a non-partisan citizen-led initiative by the Youngstars Foundation in partnership with the Julius Agwu Foundation for Youth (JAFFY). The project is funded by National Democratic Institute (NDI) with support from USAID.

The film is a simple yet stark reminder of the challenges and struggles that Nigerians face each day due to the lack of infrastructure and deep malaise of our public system including the health, education and power sectors. The film stars comedian Julius Agwu, actress Adaora Ukoh, musician 2Shotz and Yomi Onanuga. In the film, Julius plays the role of a young unemployed man, he graduated from university 4 years ago and has been unable to find a job. He comes home and finds his brother’s wife in distress – she is pregnant and has gone into labour; as he tries to get her help, they face various challenges that we are sure most people who have lived in Nigeria can relate to….You’ll have to watch the video to get the rest of the story.

The film officially launched in Abuja on Thursday 3rd March 2011 at the Rockview Hotel in Abuja. After the launch, the cast and crew were hosted by the US Ambassador to Nigeria at the US Embassy House in Abuja. The ambassador and delegates encouraged everyone in attendance to vote then lauded the initiative and the film. 200 Nigerian youth were also present at the event and received free copies of the film DVD.

The short film is available to view on YouTube, screenings will be held across the country between now and the elections in April, in addition, DVDs/VCDs will also be distributed for free. To promote the cause, the Youngsters Foundation and JAFFY have introduced the Best Use of Video Youth Challenge 2011. One voting advocate will win an all-expense paid trip to United Kingdom sponsored by Julius Agwu. To enter the contest,  entrants will need to use the video to conduct a voting awareness activity in any part of Nigeria between March 5th and April 15th 2011. Visit the Youngsters Foundation website –  www.youngstars-foundation.org for more details.

BN is glad to premiere this short film on BellaNaija.com and we encourage you to vote! The message may seem “obvious” but it needs to be heard and reinforced.

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Photos from the launch of “My Vote Fit Change Naija”

www.youngstars-foundation.org | www.adaoraukoh.com | www.alexmouth.com | www.adaoraukoh.blogspot.com | www.julius-agwu.com

39 Comments on BN Exclusive – World Premiere: Julius Agwu, Adaora Ukoh & 2Shotz star in “My Vote Fit Change Naija” – Watch It Now
  • elleven March 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    thats tttttttttttt 9ja

    http://www.elleven45.blogspot.com

  • partyrider March 5, 2011 at 12:01 am

    i just want to use this use this medium to appreciate all those that have started one campaign or the other.,just to make sure people go out to cast their votes..i have never seen such in all my years as a Nigerian.its good to see ,we have taken this personally and have realized more than ever dat we are d only ones that can change our country..this positive attitude is a huge step forward..we all deserve a better Nigeria.PLS GO OUT AND VOTE..
    Weldone Julius and friends..
    God bless Nigeria and her people..we will get there

  • holyebony March 5, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Yes oo, People please vote. Very important skit!!

  • Ujubaby March 5, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I’m lovin’ dis. So lukin 4ward 2 d debates dat r 2 be held in NY!!!

  • Theresa March 5, 2011 at 1:48 am

    We can make it as a nation if we make the effort to vote for the right people. Hope is not lost, we are the hope of Nigeria, lets not waste this opportunity to make the change. Thanks Julius & co, great message.

  • NNENNE March 5, 2011 at 4:56 am

    True talk!!!!

  • Roli March 5, 2011 at 5:52 am

    a powerful way to get this important message across

  • Ib March 5, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I sometimes forget how good Julius Agwu’s acting skills are….that being said,I didnt even realize i had tears rolling down my eyes whilst watching this…SIGH
    Chai!my country…Please they should broadcast this on NTA and other TV stations.Not all Nigerians have access to the internet…another good reason we need to VOTE FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE

  • sallybonne March 5, 2011 at 10:46 am

    yes o we need to vote o for the baby,for job and a better naija.go out cast ur vote so we wd not complain in future kudos to julius agwu,adora n USAID nice one

  • JAYJAY March 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

    this is really nice wow Adaora Ukoh you are a convincing actress that was a great perfomance including julius agwu
    kudos to you guys and adaora i love your works and involvement in very meaningful features and activities you are always involved in charity stuffs thats great keep it up

  • sisiekomi March 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Please spread the word.We all need to go out and vote.

  • bobbydox March 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    more than ever i am proud to be a NIGERIAN forever wow Julius Agwu delivered his lines wella o so humorous and very entertaining but above all the message is well passed ABEG O NIGERIAN VOTE O

  • D.O.T.M.H March 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Looll, nice. Although I watched it without sound cos I’m at work :)

  • felicia March 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    you guys are great,keep it up.

  • Purpliecious Babe March 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE AND KEEP VOTING.. wish I was in naij VOTING :(……. Thumps up for the movie, msg is definantely passed, and more campaign highlighting the need for a better naij will raise awarness that people need to vote, including pple in the village, city etc.

    I believe we can all do it and with grace and favour from God and our hardwork we can overcome… Well done to all the team working hard with creativity to raise awareness, you are making history.

    I will make sure i tell my pple in naij to VOTE TOO… and I think everyone abroad should encourage their relatives/friends in naij to vote……
    God bless us all………

    • Brownskin0402 March 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      You don’t need to need to be in Naija to vote oh! Voting will also be going on in Nigerian embassies all over the world. Please cast your vote oh! We need it. Cheers.

  • Purpliecious Babe March 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    PLS everyone on bella naij put this on ur status. for all to see, pple can go an VOTE…. It doesnt matter where u are in any part of the world… pls lets spread the words fast…. I have done mine, I challenge u to do urs… God bless.

  • Chichi. March 5, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Im so happy Nigerians are starting to take matters into their own hands and in a non-violent way. Its all about the people’s power. Let their voices be heard and actions be seen. There is never a king without a kingdom. “A people get the kind of leader they allow”…..I can’t vote, but I’ll praying from London oh!!……Me sef I don tire for this country (london) I want to go back home.

  • nich March 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Some people still believe that there would be electricity in this country within ten years……..sorry

    • Ready March 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      I risk making myself vulnerable to criticism, but I have to do this. Shut the eff up! Damn! All over the posts about voting and Nigerian progress, you keep complaining about electricity and implicitly advocating violence. If you want constant electricity in Nigeria that badly and you don’t believe that choosing responsible leaders through elections is the way to do it, either create the equipment yourself and donate it or do something! Stop making grammatically/structurally incorrect sentences aimed at making the rest of us seem stupid for believing that exerting our power to vote is fruitless. Jeez.

      • Ready March 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

        Stop making grammatically/structurally incorrect sentences aimed at making the rest of us seem stupid for believing that exerting our power to vote *will be fruitful, I meant. I too dey vex.

  • layo March 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Very true, i see a better Nigeria for our children and it must start with us first. Keep up the good work

  • Karimah March 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Activate the power of your thumb o… We must all work towards making things better…

  • Chamcham March 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Oh how I love Adaora Ukoh, she has such a pleasant face.

  • Adia March 6, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Very nice. They need to edit the subtitling though.

  • mamamia March 7, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Good message! BUT please how about the caliber and platform of the leaders, Nigerians are voting for??? To ensure change there needs to be leaders who can execute that! Please where are they abeg??????

  • ruud March 7, 2011 at 5:55 am

    lol… who did the subtitles.. wer the gbagauns intentional? nice clip tho… obvious msgs…naij got a loooong way to go… lets do this right!

  • toun March 7, 2011 at 9:41 am

    nice video…………

  • akudo March 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

    clear message, great acting, thumbs up julius d genuis for using this meduim to pass d message of our votes across………..

  • emi March 7, 2011 at 10:23 am

    wonderful message… we must vote yes but for who? exactly who are we to vote for? Is it Mr luck and his friends in their theater of the absurd , is it the ex general and the pastor or the anti corruption guy… and thats just the presidential race how about the senate and House of reps who are we to vote for? Is it the guy who only has daddy’s name as his achievement? The problem is not voting abeg. The problem is that there is a dearth of credible cndidates in this elections. As for me i will only vote in the governership polls and thats just because i’ve seen Fashola in action for four years and i want him to continue because i believe not only in his government but in his ideas. He has done much (not nearly enough) but i have have faith that he can do so much more. Personally i have lost faith in the electoral process and with jega and the ongoing registration drama .. it seems that each man (jega inclusive) has his own hidden agenda and obviously their agendas are unfolding as we go on. God help us

    • Ready March 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

      This might sound like settling for less, but maybe you should reconsider voting in the presidential elections for whomever you deem as the lesser evil, and hope that the power of domestic public opinion and international pressure will cause greater improvements than you expect.
      For instance, most democrats in the U.S. were sick of not getting the change they’d expected Obama would bring, so they didn’t vote. Meanwhile Republicans/tea partiers voted in large numbers and got their candidates in. Now democrats have to deal with a Congress dominated by Republicans who want to repeal universal healthcare, slash worker rights, reduce scholarships for college students, and cut funding for community centers and public radio and tv. The morale of this story is…sometimes, the devil you know is worse than you think and is worse than the other devil you don’t know, and you might regret letting the first devil stay in power because you didn’t exert your right to vote.

    • SACHARINE March 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      very true. where are the good candidates to vote for?

  • adenike March 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I had goose pimples all through. Good job!! ‘The future of this country relies on your thumb’-Nice one!!!

  • THE AMAKA March 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    THAT WAS THE TRUTH!!!! and is that 2shotz, the rapper?

  • makioba March 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    meeeehhhnnn i almost cried…. nice 1 Julius

  • kezzy March 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    i’m really proud to be a 9ja man anyday..God bless all the peolple behind the sucess of all nigerain. This is the time for us all to make rigging,unwanted leader, unconscience leader and bad politician a history in nigeria. infact everybody most vote lt make mandatory.God bless nigeria. We all love to live in nigeria bcos ajo loda bi le lia lia!(no place like home) God less nigeria one again!!!

  • mimi k March 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Wow thats a lovely initiative, thumbs up to the cast and crew what a beautiful job @Adaora Ukoh you’ve great acting skills i hear you write too and have a youth empowerment tv show a couple of my friends have seen it here in Europe.
    pls if email me mimik4ever@gmail.com I have got biz proposal for you to work with me here which mite spread all over europe. You guys were great kudos to julius and also the producer of the short feature film. you all rock.
    waiting to hear from you soonest Adaora

  • fokasibe March 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Well said!! My vote must count this time although I’m still at the crossroads…..deciding on whom to vote for at the presidential level is something huh?

  • Adewole john March 18, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    What a nice job.keep doing what u know how to best

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