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Demand Africa Partners with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission for National Nigerian Diaspora Day


Demand Africa is excited to be the official media partner for the 2020 Nigerians in Diaspora Day online conference hosted by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Saturday, July 25.

The Nigerian Government has set aside July 25 of each year to recognize the contribution of Nigerians in the Diaspora. This year’s theme is Leveraging Diaspora Resources for National Development in a Covid-19 era.

NIDCOM is the commission responsible for ensuring the engagement of Nigerians in the Diaspora in initiatives and advocacy that promotes the socio-economic development of the country. The commission aims to build bridges between Nigeria, Africa, and the rest of the world by sharing contemporary stories about Nigerians in the Diaspora and highlighting their positive contributions and growing influence.

This aligns with Demand Africa’s mission of providing engaging and entertaining content and programming, ensuring Africans and Africans in the Diaspora are visible, and their voices heard, leading to greater understanding, more positive awareness, and exciting collaborations.

“We are excited to partner with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission as Nigerians in the Diaspora influence global popular culture. We are delighted to support NIDCOM in raising awareness, creating connections and influencing narratives that accurately portray the diversity of Africans in the Diaspora’ said Dean Cates, VP Digital, Demand Africa.

The Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa hosts the event alongside High Jumper and TV Personality Mike Edwards and Seun Adigun, the first African Summer & Winter Olympian.

Nigerian President Muhammuda Buhari will be making opening remarks followed by a keynote from Masai Ujiri, President Toronto Raptors basketball team and celebrity interviews and performances with Banky W, 2Face Idibia and much more.

“Our mission is to build bridges and partner with Demand Africa to fulfill this goal. Presenting the diversity of Nigerian and African narratives as a whole, is key to facilitating understanding and ultimately collaboration,” said Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NIDCOM Chairman

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