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Catch King Sunny Adé's Special 70th Birthday Concert in Brooklyn

The legendary King Sunny Adé celebrates his 70th birthday and his 50th year as a performer with a summer concert in Brooklyn.

This summer the legendary King Sunny Adé celebrates his 70th birthday and his 50th year as a performer on the world stage with a concert in Brooklyn.


Join us next Friday, August 19th at 9pm for the closing of his historic 30-city North American tour at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple.

King Sunny Adé, whose jùjú music has paved the way for artists across the continent since the 1960s, will be joined by afro-soul songstress Wunmi and Wizkid-signee DJ Tunez.

Don’t miss out on another epic night of afro tunes to keep the summer alive.

Grab your tickets here to see King Sunny Adé at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on August 19th.

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Nigerian Mental Health Advocate Chude Jideonwo Shares Practical Ways Of Coping During COVID

We speak with the founder of Joy Inc. about the mental health challenges facing Nigerians, how many have managed to find effective ways to cope, and the online resources available to the community.

Never in our lifetimes have we experienced a pandemic of this gravity. As COVID-19 cases rise in Nigeria, Nigerians aren't just worried about getting the virus, they are also concerned about a host of other challenges: our lack of efficient and effective healthcare—which is overwhelmed even without a pandemic—the lack of appropriate data, and the high levels of poverty and illiteracy in the country that make it difficult to enforce the strategies that will enable us to handle the pandemic and keep it under control.

In a bid to understand how Nigerians are dealing with mental health challenges now, on the ground, due to the pandemic—which has led to a lockdown restricting movement and also social distancing rules—we spoke with Nigerian journalist, lawyer and mental healthcare advocate Chude Jideonwo, who is the founder of Joy Inc. He shared insights from his experiences with The Joy Inc., which he founded in 2016 to help young people going through mental and emotional challenges. He aimed to help provide young Nigerians with tools to help navigate the world around them.

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