Scholarx and iManage Africa have announced plans to hold a festival, AcadaFest, to help raise up to N10 million to sponsor university tuition for deserving students in Nigeria.
The event scheduled for September 15, 2019 at the Muri Okunola Park, Vitoria Island, Lagos, would feature Music from top acts like Waje, Show Dem Camp, Bez Idakula and Johnny Drille.
It will also showcase Food and Book vendors like Dundu Nation, Azdamtreats, Rovingheights Books.
A statement by CEO of ScholarX, Bola Lawal, noted that the festival is being sponsored by FCMB, Tecno Mobile, Okadabooks, Wallets.Africa, Pulse.ng and others, which will allow the entire proceeds from ticket sales to go towards the Scholarship Fund.
He said with the economic inequalities in Nigeria, there was need for collaboration by Nigerians outside government to help the situation.
“I don’t think it’s a secret that we have access to education problem in Nigeria, largely due to economic inequalities caused by high poverty levels. What we as a collective; need to improve upon is how to help make things better? Yes, we know government (at all level) need to step up their efforts, but we can’t wait, we must act. And this is what ScholarX is all about. Using technology, we want to connect as many students as we can to viable funding sources. AcadaFest is another step in the right direction. We are very grateful that iManage Africa joined us in making this a reality,” Lawal said.
Godwin Tom, CEO, iManage Africa, said collaborating with ScholarX was an opportunity he had sought for to give back to the society.
He said: “Like many people in Nigeria who are willing to contribute or support the future of many young people, I always struggled with how best to do so and ScholarX created a solution for me and people like me. I needed to find a way to get more people to know about the tremendous work they are doing. Acadafest is an opportunity to do and send some deserving students to school at the same time. Everyone wins!” –
Lawal, called for members of the public to support the festival by purchasing tickets from the firm’s website.
ScholarX is an education Finance platform that has fully funded 600 students with $70,000 in tuition raised, and $100,000 in scholarships managed and 300 Diaspora Donors.
iManage Africa is a talent manager/brand consultant firm in Nigeria, which has managed stars like Wizkid, and currently manages: Wande Coal, Ice Prince, Bez, Show Dem Camp, Beverly Naya and planned and executed sold out concerts.