|MUSON seeks multinationals’ support in building conservatoire|
Lagos, March 12, 2019 The MUSON Centre in Lagos on Tuesday said
that it would need the support of Nigerians and multinational organisations
to build a befitting conservatoire for Africa in Nigeria.
The School’s Deputy Director, Mr Emeka Nwokedi, told the News Agency of
Nigeria in Lagos that the conservatoire was necessary because of
the growing interest of young Nigerians in music.
According to him, the conservatoire, when completed, would be the first of
its kind as a centre for the development of not only Nigerian music, but the
entire African music.
“We are planning to build a conservatoire and we have already
allocated a place here within the MUSON Centre where it would be built.
We know that the building of a conservatoire is cost intensive.
“We are really looking at building a conservatoire of international
standard, where all African music would be showcased to different
foreigners from different countries of the world.
“We are therefore calling on Nigerians and multinationals to support
us in the building of a befitting conservatoire that would continue to
attract foreigners to Nigeria,’’ he said.
Nwokedi, who said that there was a growing interest of more young
Nigerians in music at the centre, expressed optimism that the
conservatoire would provide a platform for them.
According to him, the conservatoire would be a place where a lot of
young Nigerian men and women and those from other countries would study all
aspects of music for recognition.
“Let me say that the establishment of a conservatoire in Nigeria
would be the first of its kind in Africa.
“We want you all to know the building of this conservatoire will
really help in the development of our youths, as well as help in
repositioning the good image of Nigeria.
“We should also know that music is one area that helps in the
development of a nation.
“With this conservatoire, Nigerians can develop their music from any
part of the country and sell to foreign countries,’’ he said.