The maiden edition of the annual all Nigerian Universities Classical Music contest is set to kick off in may this year.

The contest, which will be taking place annually, is tagged “Campus Classical,” and it is the first ever campus classical music contest in Africa.

The event will feature students from various Nigerian varsities coming together in one single performance, will showcase musical talents in both theory and practical.

The project coordinator, Classical Showcase Nigeria Limited, organisers of the event, Sylvester Obriko, disclosed that the event is borne out of vision to make classical music a veritable alternative to entertainment content in Africa.

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He noted that music has been found to play a vital role in the education and general development of individuals, while enhancing the socio-economic and cultural development of a society.

Obriko said; “practitioners and listeners of classical and academic music perform better in all spheres of human endeavour; which will be a definite plus for promoting classical music within the Nigerian music industry.

“The competition will expose student participants in Nigeria to practical classical music beyond their immediate learning environment while giving them the opportunity to interface with their counterparts from other institutions,” he said.