"I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves." - Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Mohammed Jammal makes history as “First White Nigerian to take part in NYSC”
Mohammed Jammal AKA ‘White
Nigerian’ is a 25 year old graduate with both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in
Global Management from LondonMetropolitanUniversity
and Regents Business School London. He was born in the City of Jos,
PlateauState where he completed his secondary
Nigerian entertainment industry whilst studying in London. His debut performance was as a guest
comedian on the AY Live in London’s
02indigo show in 2010.
He’s also performed in
different shows including AY Live (London, Abuja, Lagos, Asaba), Lord of the
Ribs with Basket Mouth in Abuja, Nigeria @ 50 in Trafalgar Square, London,
P-Square’s Album Launch in Lagos, Harp Rhythm Unplugged, Crack Ur Ribs and many
moved into the music industry collaborating with artists JJC and Terry Tha Rapman and released
popular club songs in 2011 rapping in both Hausa and Pidgin English single
called “Taka Rawa” His latest effort is a single titled Dirty Wine, the single
made it to the No. 1 spot on Wazobia FM and No 10. On MTV's top 10 Afro beats
‘White Nigerian’ is
currently in the NYSC Orientation Camp in Nasarawa State Central Nigeria. Jammal is arguably the first ever full
"White" or Nigerian participate in the National Youth Service Corp scheme, a
programme established to expose young Nigerians to cultures and people they
would not otherwise have contemplated knowing. NYSC came into being in Nigeria
in the 70's.
Jammal does not have dual citizenship. In his words ‘Nigeria is the only country I know.
It is my homeland and with all its challenges it is a place that will make
substantial progress if we all decide to commit ourselves to his betterment’
Kayode Ogundamisi is a commentator on
Nigerian and international affairs, he was involved in the Nigerian
pro-democracy struggle, Ogundamisi survived a trumped-up charge of treasonable
offence against the military government of General Babangida, he was detained
in Jos prison in 1991 and released after intensive local and international
campaigns against the government charging him and 12 other students before a
military tribunal. Ogundamisi was a frontline member of the National
Association of Nigerian Student and a former secretary general of the
University of Jos Students Union in Nigeria and the O'dua People’s
currently shuttles between his base in The United Kingdom and his Country of
Birth Nigeria where he runs a programme on self-empowerment. He is the convener
of the Liberty Forum UK and his involved in engaging local communities and
community and social empowerment.
He graduated with
a B.SC in Political Science from University
of Jos. The Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Master’s in Public
Administration from the Ogun State University and Masters in International
Relations from the London Metropolitan University. He is a volunteer
campaigns fellow for the German human rights group IMRV Bremen.
appointed by the UK government as a board member of the United Kingdom
Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) a position he held for 3 years. Ogundamisi
is very active on the social media, with his commentary blog "The
Canary" under the twitter handle @ogundamisi and he writes sporadic
independent op-ed articles for major Nigerian media outlets.
Ogundamisi is the
host of the diaspora community socio political programme “PolitricsWithKO” on Europe’s
first ethnic oriented television Channel BEN-TV broadcasting on BSKYB 238 and
Startime Africa/Freeview Channel 244.