COOL2VOTE is a not-for-profit, non-partisan campaign aimed at mobilising young Nigerians of voting age to REGISTER to vote, VOTE at the polls, and DEFEND their votes at the 2011 elections and beyond.
Born in the throes of electoral decadence, COOL2VOTE Nigeria has set out to use the power of new social media and technology to capture the hearts and minds of young people towards political consciousness.
COOL2VOTE Nigeria has the endorsement of several Nigerian celebrities (C2V Ambassadors) who support the initiative such as Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, M.I., Banky W, Omawumi, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Funmi Iyanda, Charly Boy, Ali Baba, Obi Asika, Rooftop MCs, Sound Sultan, TY Bello, Sir Shina Peters, El Dee amongst others.
It began like it was a joke. Some said it was a dream too lofty to achieve with Nigerian artistes but came out record breaking successful. (20) i mean TWENTY Nigerian artist withing a space of 1 week (Tuesday 13th July and Monday 19th July, 2010) featured in one track which was recoreded at
Ilupeju Lagos recording studio of Delta-born music Producer Magege Theophilus (Ex-O) to lend their voices to the Cool2Vote Nigeria campaign with the recording of “I Go Vote” A song with a strong undiluted message encouraging Nigerians to participate actively in the forthcoming elections and even future elections by registering to vote and showing up at the polls to cast their ballots.
Described as Nigeria’s biggest new age collaboration, the song parades some of Nigeria’s finest music talents now fondly dubbed The Cool2Vote All Stars. They include acts like Lami Philips, Sound Sultan, Waje, Wizkid, Skales, Kel, General Pype, Denzel, Wordsmith, Timi Dakolo, Skuki, Mo Cheddah, Mtrill, Emmsong, Iyanya, YQ, Efa, & Ex-O.
The commitment which all artistes on this song displayed during the recording is remarkable. Nigeria will forever be grateful to them for this patriotic expression of belief and hope in the possibility of a new Nigeria says Fi’ammari Machar Zoaka (National Coordinator of the Cool2Vote Nigeria Campaign)
Cool2Vote Allstars – I Go Vote