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#HatsForward: Nigerian Youths Unite for President Goodluck Jonathan in New Campaign!



HatsForward - BellaNaija - March 2015

We share a common ground. United in diversity; unique in culture. We are Nigeria. West of Africa: the Giant of Africa. We are diverse in ethnicity; dynamic in style. Call it a fila, fedora, gele, abeti aja or the red fez. One hat steeped in culture unites Nigerians in diversity and pride.

The style of a hat says a lot about a man and his heritage; and like they say, a man’s heritage is his pride. He may doff it to show respect, it may stand tall to show achievement or tipped to the side to show his style. Regardless of the shape or size, a hat is always worn with honour.

Despite the differences in hats and style, young Nigerians are united by a common future as they go #HatsForward to the polls this month. #HatsForward is an online experiential campaign mobilizing youths in Nigeria to vote. Not just a hashtag, #HatsForward is an immersive drive to make the opinion of Nigerian youths count and shape the future with their votes.

#HatsForward kicked off on Saturday 14th March 2015, with a series of interactive online videos featuring urban youths in full swagger, doffing hats, dancing and passing it on to the next youth. The energetic video unites a chain of young, diverse Nigerians who signify camaraderie and team-spirit as they cheerfully pass the #HatsForward. A vivid reminder that unity is strength, and strength spurs forward movement. Indeed, that is what democracy looks like.

Young Nigerians are rallying on with #hatsforward. Anyone can join in on the conversation on social media or by shooting a #HatsForward video and uploading it on

The #HatsForward app is available for download on Android in the Google Play store by searching for ‘Hatsforward Nigeria’, installing the app, then shooting and sharing your video. Selected videos will be featured on National television. Connect with like-minded Nigerians by dropping your #HatsForward video now.

Be part of this common future. Let’s go #HatsForward with President Goodluck Jonathan.

Join in building a lasting legacy by casting a vote for continuity. Let us vote the leader we need, for the future we want. #HatsForward.

Watch the #HatsForward video below

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  1. charles

    March 24, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    keep sweeping,holding umbrellas and dancing away your future. silly youths

    • jayboogie

      March 25, 2015 at 7:39 am


  2. wagamama

    March 24, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    HAHAHAHA! Omo everybody is in on this thing o! All is not lost, JONNNAA, I want to campaign for you oo! GMB is not paying me, COME AND GIVE ME DOLLARS!

  3. Sylvia

    March 24, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    The brain / team behind this needs nothing less than a beating, lord the thirst is real …….
    I feel so sorry for the youth but stupidity comes in different forms and manner so I blame no one.

  4. nnenne

    March 24, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    @ sylvia …. do not feel sorry for the youth . Get mad with our king makers who gave them little or no choice. Get mad with the mafia who messed up the country and has refused to let go!

  5. Kevin King

    March 25, 2015 at 1:11 am

    You started a great idea and political objective…when you said that your project aim to mobilize Nigeria to vote. However, your endorsement of an unpopular candidate derail the crucial principle that Nigerian youths need to imbibe from this project. Preaching continuity with PDP led government in Nigeria is the worst political mission the generality of Nigerians should embark on. This is a party that has a wonderful opportunity, one of its kind in this century…to position Nigeria to become a glamorous developing economy of the world, having relatively longer period of non military incursion. They proved in 16 years that they do not have any positive agenda for Nigeria transformation. No improvement in the educational sector, people are still dying of malaria and other controllable ailments, power supply is still worst than ever. And people will come out in social media whenever they receive money from politicians and started to sing their praises. It is only when PDP become transparent and accountable in governance, only then will people unequivocally support them. But right now, Nigerians are coming to term and being more sociable politically and they can not be continually ridicule or played by all this sycophants.

    Kevin King
    The Master

  6. sigh!

    March 25, 2015 at 2:55 am

    6 years after he became president, they are now seeing “Ray of hope in a leader” Wow! Wow! Wow! I’m at a loss for words

  7. fol

    March 25, 2015 at 4:07 am

    All I see is poverty. Its just so sad cos if truly he was a good president he won’t have to do all this. Good work never goes unnoticed. I just hope that Nigerians vote wisely. Let’s atleast try something new.

    • Folake

      March 25, 2015 at 6:08 am

      That is not how politics work. It is the job of one;s opponent to rewrite history and attribute one’s good works to others. When Jona didn’t inform us of his good works, they said nobody knows what he’s been doing, so he hasn’t done anything. Now he is informing again and people are quoting quote. Let’s make up our minds.

      For me personally, the country is in a better state than it was seven years ago. We can go out at night with less fear of the bad things that happen when girls go out late. Even popsie can sleep better; before he was always calling. The train is working, right people are being appointed small small eg agriculture, and YOUWIN is helping my friends have good jobs.

      I’m voting this guy.

  8. Wisdom Anyanime Ekpo

    March 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I’m voting for God’s ordained man, my only Daddy President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

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