In the light of celebrating Nigerian children, Nigerian activist and artiste, Adetoun Onajobi has released a single titled, ‘Adeyanju‘ to commemorate the day.
According to her, “the song was inspired by the state of dereliction of parental responsibility that has become the order of the day because of the astronomical rate of poverty and heightened economic pressure, which have unfortunately led to increment in societal vice.
She further noted that the key message in the song is that the most viable asset a parent can harness is the investment in children. “It is part of our nongovernmental initiatives to instil societal consciousness of the invaluable necessities and utmost promotion of the welfare of emerging generations.”
The philanthropist who is passionate about change added, “every other investment is subject to economic indices but relentless support and empowerment of children transcend generations.
So parents should keep investing regardless of the difficulties and the government should enact accountability mechanisms, punitive sanctions and overall reward system in our legislations to help children lead productive lives.”
Popularly known as the voice of the voiceless, Adetoun has championed countless causes in Nigeria both in politics and social welfare. She was one of the forefront activists who spoke and championed the movement during the EndSARS movement in 2020 in Nigeria. She has also called out the Nigerian government and police at every turn mainly using her social media platforms to enact positive change.
Also, through her charity organization, Feed A Child, she goes to remote areas to aid and bring succour to malnourished children and their families.