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Enough is truly enough, Nigeria needs to move forward.

The International Republican Institute (IRI) in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Consulate launches Dreams4Naija.

The 30-minute documentary profiles young Nigerians and their expectations and dreams for a future of Nigeria.

Celebs such as 2Face Idibia, Desmond Elliot, Banky W and eLDee as well as young activists including Chude Jideonwo, Mosunmola Umoru, Kola Oyeneyin, Olusola Onibginde and Tosin Jegede, are featured in the clip.

It was launched on Friday 11th April 2014 at Terra Kulture, Lagos. The event was co-hosted by TV personality Adaure Achumba and comedian Owen Gee.

The document was filmed by Ray McNally from McNally Temple Associates.

Watch!

33 Comments

  1. madman

    April 17, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Election season is here – hungry activists are out and about again…. **yawns** didn’t this come out already or is this part 2?? **yawns**

  2. madman

    April 17, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    the same BankyW that sings about naked women ? how does he manage the two brands.. you gotta bi-polar to do this sorta thing…anyways, it’s easy to deceive Nigerians. Buncha gullible people.

    • Temi

      April 18, 2014 at 2:12 am

      I’m so confused with your response. You can’t possibly be this daft, can you?

    • madman

      April 19, 2014 at 11:11 am

      If I abuse you na, they’ll say I dey yab woman.

  3. kazzy

    April 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Inspired!!!
    make me wanna come HOME!. I definitely believe in Naija.

  4. kazzy

    April 17, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    @madman YOUR NAME SPEAKS FOR ITS SELF. BANKY ALREADY SAID ALL SOME PPL WILL DO IS CRITICIZE. YOU ARE ONE OF THEM.

    • madman

      April 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      Yes and I wear my hat well because I know him personally. what’s wrong in constructive criticism?

    • folly

      May 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

      u re just a very big fool…….idiot oshi

  5. Aliona

    April 17, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    It almost got me crying.i love Nigeria my country even though I live in the US.i intend to come back to naija to help our nation grow in any means I can.Our government hear the cry of ur people

  6. iyke

    April 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Great initiative. Unfortunately I don’t subscribe to this because you don’t create change by tapping on the emotions of those who actually don’t see the pains that you are going through.You can talk from now till tomorrow….change in Nigeria is not happening.
    YOU WANT CHANGE, GO TAKE IT BY FORCE. No real change happens without the utmost sacrifice…That’s the change that I believe in….Change that puts FEAR in the minds of our useless leaders and not the type of change that makes a young DJ who had never lived with us, who doesn’t know nothing about tourism, a tourist ambassador just because popsie has a huge stake in govt. and some bootlickers are here congratulating.That’s not the change I am prepared to die for.
    Half of the people on this video, I know them and they don’t speak for me,because when it starts, they will all be on the next plane to UK and America.

    • madman

      April 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      well said. Banky will be on the first-class plane to Washington D.C. — also, looking at the other side of the coin is not always negative criticism. Constructive criticism happens too!

    • O_Intuition!

      April 18, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Iyke!

  7. Concerned_Boyfriend

    April 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Such an emotional plea!. The last 2 minutes almost had me in tears. Young people are tired of being marginalized in Nigeria. While I support initiatives like this , I honestly feel like highlighting the daily plights of the ordinary Nigerian is not enough to bring about the change we so much desire. Our people have been dormant for years, almost immune to their own suffering. All they care about is putting food on the table, which they’ve managed to accomplish over the years. Everything else is secondary.

    Bringing the Nigerian situation to the forefront of discussion has so far yielded nothing but “discussion” and empty rhetorics. Corruption seem rife and there’s no tangible hope of change…at least not in the nearest future. In the word of the bible , “…the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force”. Simply put, our Clamour for change will not bring the change we want unless we violently take it by force – a la Egypt, Tunisia, Venezuela, Greece, Turkey..

  8. Lentini

    April 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Another campaign? where are the other campaigns these folks are part off. Its not about criticizing @Kazzy its about consistency and being true to the cause you are joining forces with. We have seen video campaigns for scams (Maga no need pay) complete with music,
    The campaign about the economy @”Champagne discussion” or the one on Electricity (LUN) where is that campaign today? Do we have stable electricity yet? where is the register to vote campaign abi are we don holding elections in Nigeria? or are these campaigns focused only in Lagos and Abuja?
    After sometime, it gets too many and no major step taking and you begin to wonder why they are doing this things because today of this week is the last time we will hear about it.

    • madman

      April 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      well said – don’t mind them, they’re all looking for political positions. Once they get they positions they seek. They will all shut up. Isn’t it the same Chude that wined and dined with Sambo? Why didn’t they ding this song at Aso-Rock. Let us keep decieving ourselves. Banky should have made this experience complete with some a**-shaking and Moet bottles…… **yawns**

  9. Babbie

    April 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Cry on about Nigeria even though you live in the US and make sure you go back to naija to help grow it. My dad did the same thing in the 70’s. He has nothing but regrets today and he is almost 80yrs old.

    • Prim

      April 18, 2014 at 6:50 am

      Ay Babbie. I hear you. My dad died from his regrets. My mother lives with it. We all suffered the move back. We ended it with our generation. We quit. We will contribute but we will connect from afar. The sacrifice is too much. The situation, highly unpredictable. The solution – threatened by depraved rulers. WE have a critical mass of a mentally handicapped cadre of leaders. They are like a strong suffocating fungal growth. THey snuff the life out of all living organisms around them. They are saprophytic. They don’t give back. They take, and take and take and take and when you have no more for them to take, they kill you. You are no longer worth the space you occupy.

  10. naijababe__

    April 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    everyone’s dream is to see “change in Nigeria” but who is ready to CHANGE… my theory is Nigeria will change only if we Nigerians change our mindset..ps i like the song that was played at the end

  11. bb

    April 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Nigeria can only change if we are willing to step into the light and speak the truth. Let us throw away religion and ethnicity because the political elite when they steal from us do not know whether they are Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo or Ijaw.

    Let us call a spade a spade. It is immoral for our so called leaders to go into office and embezzle money meant for all the citizens.

    It is immoral that in a state like Rivers State that gets 3billion dollars a year (10%) of the entire Ghanian economy, has bad roads, poor education and no light.

    It is immoral that in Lagos, where the Internally Generated revenue every month is higher than that of Kenya, citizens are leaving in squalor in the midst of plenty.

    It is immoral that in the North of Nigeria, politicians send their kids to schools in Dubai, Europe, America and co and yet steal all the money mean’t for the empowerment of their people.

    It is immoral that in a country where there is so much God, there is very little justice.

    It is immoral that the religious elite have refused to speak truth to power. The Bible is full of Prophets who spoke and exposed the wickedness of the King’s.. where are our Prophets?

    Where is our Isaiah, Jeremiah, Nathan… whee are u?

    Where are the moral dissenters who will rise up and speak truth to power.

    The hypocrisy of the religious leaders in Nigeria have made me Atheist, but I decided to read the Bible again, I decided to give it a second chance and I saw it in a new light.

    Do this people Jonathan, Amaechi, Deiziani, the CHristians in power do we read from the same bible? You guys sit in high positions and legislate evil and unjust laws to oppress the poor.. Your day of reckoning is coming.

    You protect yourself and your family in High walls, police men, you fly out of the country for your health care, you send your kids abroad for school, the roads you refused to fix are so bad that u decided to fly planes, the planes you refused to regulate are so bad, u decided to buy private jet.

    Woe betide you all, you will be caught short in your prime for your wickedness has reached the heavens. The blood of innocent Nigerian citizens that have died from preventable diseases, bad roads, plane crash, no power, poor education are crying out to the heavens and God has heard them, he has heard them and their blood would be required of you.

    Your children will die before their prime, your wives will die and you yourself shall die too.

    Cancer, aids, ebola is your portion. U shall know no peace, the madness of Nebuchadnezzer will visit ur entire family.

    All those that have stolen from Nigeria, ur life and your children’s life will be stolen too.

    • x-factor

      April 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you BB

  12. bb

    April 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Nigeria can only change if we are willing to step into the light and speak the truth. Let us throw away religion and ethnicity because the political elite when they steal from us do not know whether they are Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo or Ijaw.

    Let us call a spade a spade. It is immoral for our so called leaders to go into office and embezzle money meant for all the citizens.

    It is immoral that in a state like Rivers State that gets 3billion dollars a year (10%) of the entire Ghanian economy, has bad roads, poor education and no light.

    It is immoral that in Lagos, where the Internally Generated revenue every month is higher than that of Kenya, citizens are leaving in squalor in the midst of plenty.

    It is immoral that in the North of Nigeria, politicians send their kids to schools in Dubai, Europe, America and co and yet steal all the money mean’t for the empowerment of their people.

    It is immoral that in a country where there is so much God, there is very little justice.

    It is immoral that the religious elite have refused to speak truth to power. The Bible is full of Prophets who spoke and exposed the wickedness of the King’s.. where are our Prophets?

    Where is our Isaiah, Jeremiah, Nathan… whee are u?

    Where are the moral dissenters who will rise up and speak truth to power.

    The hypocrisy of the religious leaders in Nigeria have made me Atheist, but I decided to read the Bible again, I decided to give it a second chance and I saw it in a new light.

    Do this people Jonathan, Amaechi, Deiziani, the CHristians in power do we read from the same bible? You guys sit in high positions and legislate evil and unjust laws to oppress the poor.. Your day of reckoning is coming.

    You protect yourself and your family in High walls, police men, you fly out of the country for your health care, you send your kids abroad for school, the roads you refused to fix are so bad that u decided to fly planes, the planes you refused to regulate are so bad, u decided to buy private jet.

    Woe betide you all, you will be caught short in your prime for your wickedness has reached the heavens. The blood of innocent Nigerian citizens that have died from preventable diseases, bad roads, plane crash, no power, poor education are crying out to the heavens and God has heard them, he has heard them and their blood would be required of you.

    Your children will die before their prime, your wives will die and you yourself shall die too.

    Cancer, aids, ebola is your portion. U shall know no peace, the madness of Nebuchadnezzer will visit ur entire family.

    All those that have stolen from Nigeria, ur life and your children’s life will be stolen too

  13. Bawa Danny

    April 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I don’t know when the change will effect o! There should be a law in place banning government officials and their families from seeking healthcare abroad and sending their children abroad for education. I think you would see less people contesting and an improvement in healthcare and education and perhaps other sectors.

  14. Bawa Danny

    April 17, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    What happened to my comment?

  15. ForeverYoung

    April 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I’m very suprised no one talked about corruption (or maybe they did and I missed it) . Nigeria’s problem is not rocket science, in fact it’s simple and can be easily solved with the right people in power. Corruption is top of the list of things that need to be eradicated , then other things will fall in place. You can barely do anything unless you attack the source of the problem, anything short of that is taking care of the symptoms and not the problem itself. Until we have people in power that would rather invest in electricity than to pocket 20 billion naira, no change is coming. Until we stop encouraging the “champagne” lifestyle , where people in government (and outside)are allowed to spend stupendously without accountability , no change is coming. Our leaders cannot carry on with a lifestyle that shows corruption is rewarded and expect the next generation to do any better when it’s their turn. Nigeria’s problem is best handled from top to bottom, once we get that leadership that doesn’t tolerate corruption on any levels, we will then begin on the journey to change. If the ogas on top will not change, then it’s about time to erase and replace them, you’d be surprised how much change would follow.

  16. NNENNE

    April 17, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Change?? What change? When we cannot choose the right people to run for elections. We want change, yet same people who could not do much are running for elections? Are there no more educated, experienced and just people in Nigeria. If you want change, select the right people to run, give the citizens opportunities to choose right people. Stop recycling old, out dated politicians. This is the 21st century. We need men and women with creative minds. Democracy in different from autocracy.

  17. NNENNE

    April 17, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    When I say old politicians, I mean both parties. The youth should not be swayed by cheap celebrities. USE YOUR HEAD PEOPLE!!!!!!

  18. Jess

    April 17, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    He go beta, he go beta wich tym he wan tak beta. Wn dose walking corpses in house of assembly, senate, rep n co, kip “positions” 4 generations dey’ve neva cin wif dia fake birth cert. D 1s da az reached retirement wil nt go n liv d space 4 anoda bt rada serv selfish interest yl d odas livin die of tins dey cn provide in no tym. Imagine d minister of aviation buyin a bullet proof car worth millions da kud tak care of each family in Nigeria. Wot 4? Whr r we goin? Luk @boko haram bombin innocent souls. N u tink a change wil happen? How? Wn i kno odas da ad gon stole n dia wz no punishment. Now tel me aw i wil go n nt do same? C, it’s only God da cn change our Naija. I rest my case

  19. George

    April 18, 2014 at 1:46 am

    This is what we need. If this can go through the media/TV of most homes this country will change. The government need to see this video.

  20. Stephanie

    April 18, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Nice one! But all their sayings would be more effective wen we see them in their own lives

  21. just saying

    April 18, 2014 at 7:33 am

    What a serious joke.
    I actually started to pay attention, till the part where the “youth leaders” are “in conversation”
    These guys are actually smiling and laughing talking about these issues.
    No further comments

    • madman

      April 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Why won’t they laugh? when they are laughing all the way to the bank after their recieve their cut from politrickians. Don’t believe their bullshit. Youth leader ko? Yooth leader ni…

  22. Chenney Uzor

    April 18, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Wow, its quite amazing but then again am not so surprised because we have youths who really can drive the change that Nigeria as a country needs and most importantly the change that the citizens of this great country deserve. The time is here for us all as citicens and most importantly as youths of this great country to ACTIVELY get involved in this change because we dont deserve all of the bad effects of corruption and bad governance that we have in Nigeria. my immense gratitude to Banky W for converging this forum, if i loved and respected you a thousand mile, that love and respect for you has gone up by a million mile today because you are one of the Nigerian celebrities who use their God given talents wisely and and most importantly in nation building and my gratitude also goes out to the other celebrities who are in this stuggle with you and also everyone who is part of this great team,God bless Nigeria.

  23. Emmanuel olufunwa

    April 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I am a passionate Nigerian and believe Nigeria can change if we keep trying,Rome wasn’t built in a day and also good things never come easy. Little drops of water make a mighty ocean,so with our voice,sweat and tears we will definitely effect change one day. We have the greatest potential in the world,we have everything, brains, population,natural resources,arable land and talents so what is stopping us? My support goes to people that feel we all have the same struggle… Still we rise…in the midst of adversity,still we rise…God bless you all

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