“You are a threatened generation…”: The top 10 quotes from the GenVoices telethon (READ)


by Akan Ido

100,000 Voices Telethon held at Koga studios, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos and was broadcast live on Channels TV, EbonyLife TV and Beat FM today.

The event saw celebrities lining up in large numbers to lend their voices to the project-driven platform to harness the energy of young Nigerians for practical efforts towards nation building.

In attendance were the former World Bank Vice President for Africa, Oby Ezekwesili; consummate diplomat, Dr. Christopher Kolade; Sahara Energy CEO Tonye Cole, actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Omawumi, Timi Dakolo, Mai Atafo, Eku Edewor, Mai Atafo, Toke Makinwa, Omoni Oboli, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju amongst others.

YNaija brings you the top 10 quotes from the event below:

You can’t expect me to transform this nation; I have no need for transformation at age 81. You, the young people, are the generation for transformation – Dr Christopher Kolade

– We need  to create value on a massive scale. These people will come and meet you if you do – Ola Orekunrin

– I believe the Nigerian youth is not a problem to be solved but resources to be harnessed – Ohimai Amaize

– I think it’s always important to have  a really massive dream… then eventually (if you fail), you can at-least achieve part of it – Mo Abudu (EbonyLife TV)

– You are a threatened generation – Oby Ezekwesili


– My quarrel with the youth of this nation is that you don’t appear to appreciate your capacity in the progress of this nation – Dr. Christopher Kolade

– …(Ohimai) said it’s not right to abuse government but abusing the opposition is not the way forward either – Ismaeel Ahmed

– Do not allow yourself to be an apologetic generation. Let’s get into the mood of active participation – Dr Christopher Kolade

– You cannot afford to lose the investment of vision of all of you involved in this (GenVoices) project – Oby Ezekwesili

– I call you the absentee generation. Don’t wait to be called. Nobody in government will allow you – Dr Christopher Kolade

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