NIGERIA PARADE NYC, NIGERIAN DAY PARADE, AFRICAN PARADE, New York, Get Ready!The annual Nigeria Independence Day parade 2016 is set to take place on the 1st of October.
This parade is the biggest African parade in NYC. Since the 1st of October falls on a Saturday this year, it is only right that we celebrate by shutting down NYC this year.
Check out the videos from 2015
Nigeria Day Parade Part One
The organizer of the parade is OAN.
The Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN) Inc. was founded in 1989 by a group of concerned Nigerian to address the needs of the Nigerian community. At that time, Nigeria and Nigerians were suffering seriously from negative stereotypes in the American media.
Before OAN’s formation, there was no organization committed to the broader issues facing the Nigerian community in the United States. OAN filled the void by creating an umbrella organization, which embraced Nigerians from all works of life, regardless of their ethnic and religious backgrounds. OAN immediately dedicated itself to enhance the image of Nigerians in the U.S. and address the negative stereotypes of Nigerians in the American media
A key planning committee member is also UDR.
About UnderDaRock Recordz (UDR Recordz)
UnderDaRock is putting a firm foot forward in the Afro-beats/International music market with the creation of UDR Records. Intended to grow and develop young African/International talent, in an age where such development is sorely lacking, UDR Recordz marks UnderDaRock’s unswerving dedication to music quality and breadth across all genres.
Heading this label is savvy industry leader Cosmas Collins known to the world as Don Cos Canino. He refers to himself as a Student of Life and has been active in the industry for over 15 years. Don Cos Canino has worked with Sauce Kid, Banky W, P Square Tony Tetuila, D’Banj, Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, Iceberg Slim, Jaywon, Sheyman, Dewaves and so many others. He is a co-Founder of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, an event that has enhanced the African Entertainment experience all over the world.
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