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Jermaine Jackson is in Lagos for Jazz Concert hosted by Gov. Ambode Tonight

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Lagos State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, Jermaine Jackson and Special Adviser, Lagos Global, Prof. Ademola Abass during Jackson’s visit to the Lagos State Government, at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, April 29,

Jermaine Jackson, co-lead singer of global music brand, Jackson 5 and elder brother of late king of pop, Michael Jackson on Friday confirmed readiness to participate at the star-studded Jazz concert being put together by the Lagos State Government in commemoration of the 2016 International Jazz Day.

The concert, which is to be hosted by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, will hold at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja on Saturday, April 30 by 5pm.

Jermaine, who confirmed his readiness to participate at the festival during a press conference held at the Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy, Alausa, said he would be at the festival to support the government and array of international and local artists who would be performing.

Jermaine, who is in Nigeria as part of activities marking the Jackson Golden Africa Tour, also disclosed plans by the Jackson 5 to establish a music academy in Nigeria to nurture and prepare the talents in Africa for global market.

Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Steve Ayorinde (right); with Jermaine Jackson during Jackson’s visit to the Lagos State Government, at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Steve Ayorinde (right); with Jermaine Jackson during Jackson’s visit to the Lagos State Government, at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, April 29, 2016.

He said: “It’s been 50 years for the Jacksons and we are bringing a team together of people who can produce a concert. I like coming here because I have a lot of questions. I was just in China and I learnt that the first dynasty that started in China came from Africa here and I had a professor in China to tell me this. That made me very proud and the world needs to know this because in our history books in America, they don’t put this there; they don’t want us to know this but when you travel and you have the opportunity to see things for yourself, you will realize that the history books were written by someone else and it is their version and their interpretation of what happened which is usually not the truth.”Jermaine Jackson in Lagos

“We are going to give you nice compilation of songs that you know and I am just very honoured to be here because we have been kept away from you because of the politics and we are not interested in such politics because we are people who care about people. We need to have a closer relationship with African-American and the rest of Africa because we have been separated for long and we can reach out to do other things.

“There are lots of great talents here and we want to use our 50 years experience of being in the business to teach the arts. We have in our plans to establish Jackson Academy Performing Art School and the school will have a curriculum and also will teach music, directing, film, lightening, producing, dancing and so on. We want to get the talents here ready for the global market and I do believe that the drums and the beat started from here,” Jermaine said.

Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Steve Ayorinde (middle); Jermaine Jackson of the defunct Jackson 5 (left) and Special Adviser, Lagos Global, Prof. Ademola Abass (right) during Jackson’s visit to the Lagos State Government, at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Steve Ayorinde (middle); Jermaine Jackson of the defunct Jackson 5 (left) and Special Adviser, Lagos Global, Prof. Ademola Abass (right) during Jackson’s visit to the Lagos State Government, at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, who received Jermaine and his entourage alongside the Special Adviser to the Governor on Oversees Affairs and Investment, Professor Ademola Abass and other senior officials of the Ministry, expressed delight to receive the visitors to the state.

Ayorinde added that the visit of the Jacksons to Nigeria in commemoration of the 50 years anniversary coincided with preparations by the Lagos State Government to mark the 50 years anniversary of the state in 2017, and welcomed collaboration with the Jacksons in that regard.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Strategy, Fola Adeyemi; Special Adviser, Lagos Global, Prof. Ademola Abass; Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Steve Ayorinde; Jermaine Jackson and Chief Executive Officer, Arena Plus International, Kunmi Akinade during Jackson’s visit to the Lagos State Government, at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Strategy, Fola Adeyemi; Special Adviser, Lagos Global, Prof. Ademola Abass; Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Steve Ayorinde; Jermaine Jackson and Chief Executive Officer, Arena Plus International, Kunmi Akinade during Jackson’s visit to the Lagos State Government, at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, April 29, 2016.

10 Comments

  1. Larah

    April 30, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    nice 1

    • Just saying

      April 30, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Why does Jamine Jackson have his frontal hairline almost entering inside his eye?

      I thought he had money and could correct such stuff with Lasic surgery or one of those

  2. Flinstone

    April 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I love this Country ! Where public officials host international music stars to Jazz concerts.! Awesome stuff. No light ?..No problem. No fuel ? No problem!. No salary ? No problem…..but we got Jermaine ! hehehe awesome.!

  3. Emi

    April 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    The hair…the hair… the hair man
    what heck is that on his forehead, is it shoe polish?

  4. somto

    April 30, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    These politicians are very wicked and insensitive, there is suffering,hardship and starvation in the land and these fools are spending our money entertaining themselves bringing in washed out has been for a useless jazz festival. God will judge all you senseless political human beings. Rubbish oloshis!!!!!

  5. chi-e-z

    April 30, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    the school is a really nice idea. wasn’t someone asking about performing arts schools in Lagos well …

  6. ATL's finest

    April 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Crazy Nigerians with positions #BUTTKISSERS#

  7. May

    April 30, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    They won’t write an article, epistle or tweet there opinions about this but they will start writing a book over someone’s marriage that is falling apart. Hosting a concert but won’t attend to matters that needs serious attention Smh.

    • May

      May 2, 2016 at 5:49 am

      Their *

  8. Honeycrown

    May 1, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Oga o! Na Wetin remain now be this? Politicians are now hosting concerts? Very confused nation.
    Anyways, what kinda eccentric hairstyle is this abeg? Why is he covering his neck in that heat?

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