A pop star, Innocent Idibia (a.k.a, 2Face), says he will do his best to influence the youth to be resourceful and self-reliant.
Idibia said in Lagos on Thursday that he would tour some tertiary institutions to inspire students to develop their talents.
He noted that education institutions were among the most important sections of any society.
“It is the schools that produce the leaders of tomorrow; so, social development which are happening outside their walls should be takento them.
“The music industry in Nigeria is a very strong opinion shaper in the society; getting closer to students is a very good way of influencing their thoughts and inspiring them”.
Idibia said that the Nigerian music industry had become a force to reckon with, adding that the country was blessed with numerous talents.
“We have successfully built a veritable industry that represents the country internationally, and many talents exist in the schools.
“ I am a product of a school – the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Enugu.
“That is one of the major reasons IMT is on my tour list.
“ It is a very emotional choice for me because the school was a very important part of my development.
“That was where Plantashun Boiz began and I have very fond memories,” Idibia said.
Idibia is set for a month-long tour of selected tertiary institutions in the country this month.
The schools include the universities of Lagos, Benin, Port-Harcourt and Abuja.
Idibia has practised as a solo artiste for almost a decade.
One of his biggest hits is the “African Queen” which is the soundtrack of a Hollywood movie, “Phat Girls’’. (NAN)
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