Nigerian Independence, History Project


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A 13 episode “Roots style” Television mini-series that will highlight all of the significant events from the time the British first set foot on Nigerian soil through Independence

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    1. 2. THE SERENGETI NETWORK presents
    2. 3. NIGERIA: OUR HISTORY, OUR HERITAGE The inspiring story of Nigerian Independence
    3. 4. A story we have all heard but somehow we forget to remember! <ul><li>Most Nigerians actually did study history in secondary school. </li></ul><ul><li>And Nigerian history did describe the brutal nature of British colonialism and the valiant and inspired struggles of our Founding Fathers to bring about a Free Nigeria. </li></ul><ul><li>But somehow, somewhere, our sense of heritage, of pride and of obligation, was lost. </li></ul><ul><li>But, there is another chance! </li></ul>
    4. 5. 2010 The 50 th Anniversary of Nigerian Independence <ul><li>A celebration never to be forgotten </li></ul><ul><li>A Golden Opportunity to serve the nation in a conspicuous and memorable way </li></ul><ul><li>An Opportunity to associate any brand or and corporate entity with Nigeria’s glorious heritage </li></ul>
    5. 6. 2010 The 50th Anniversary of Nigerian Independence <ul><li>A 13 episode “Roots style” Television mini-series that will... </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight all of the significant events from the time the British first set foot on Nigerian soil through Independence. </li></ul><ul><li>A series that will track the lives of our Founding Fathers (And Mothers) from childhood through their greatest achievements. </li></ul>
    6. 7. OUR HERITAGE: The Real Meaning of Nigerian Independence. <ul><li>We will reveal the real motives of those who fought to retain OUR Freedom and Independence. </li></ul><ul><li>We will hear the memorable words of many who died or were sent into exile so that we could have Freedom and Liberty. </li></ul>
    7. 8. NIGERIA: OUR HISTORY, OUR HERITAGE <ul><li>An “Enter-Educate” drama series with the emphasis on “ Entertain.” </li></ul><ul><li>We will fascinate our audience by showing our Founding Fathers and Mothers Up Close and Personal . </li></ul><ul><li>We will make them real , recreating their lives and their loves as well as the great moments in which they changed the destiny of a nation . </li></ul>
    8. 9. NIGERIA: OUR HISTORY, OUR HERITAGE <ul><li>We will understand our heroes by being there as they: </li></ul><ul><li>Explain to their wives and children the reason for their absence from their homes and why they must share the sacrifice. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss their differences with one another and compromise so that they can achieve their common goal...The birth of a new nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain to the British the consequences of not ending their forced rulership over Nigeria. </li></ul>
    9. 10. NIGERIA: OUR HISTORY, OUR HERITAGE Why must this story be told in this way? NO HISTORY, NO HERITAGE NO HERITAGE, NO NATION
    10. 11. WHO ARE OUR AUDIENCES? <ul><li>Those who presently make decisions and operate the society and its prevailing norms. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth. Nearly half of Nigerians are under the age of 45, a quarter are under 25. Our youth represent the here, the now and the future. They are the largest, most important and most needy of our audiences. </li></ul>
    11. 12. NIGERIA: OUR HISTORY, OUR HERITAGE <ul><li>It is a task that must be done </li></ul><ul><li>A contribution for which generations of Nigerians will be grateful </li></ul>
    12. 13. HOW WILL WE DO IT?
    13. 14. HOW WILL WE DO IT? <ul><li>A BOARD OF ADVISERS: </li></ul><ul><li>Will monitor and approve content ; will design curriculum as well as behavioral objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Research, research, research </li></ul><ul><li>The best Nigerian writers here and abroad </li></ul><ul><li>The best Nigerian crews from here and abroad </li></ul><ul><li>The proper technology </li></ul><ul><li>You do it for your advertising – let’s give our youth and our nation the drop dead quality our story deserves. </li></ul>
    14. 15. HOW WILL WE DO IT? WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! <ul><li>A project of this magnitude will necessary require funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Our hope is that we have inspired you greatly as co-workers to help Nigerians appreciate their heritage and together with a stronger sense of pride and obligation, build a greater Nigeria. </li></ul>
    15. 16. HOW WILL WE DO IT? WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! <ul><li>It is an investment that will keep yielding the fruit of goodwill for a very long time to come. </li></ul>
    16. 17. FORMAT What will we see? <ul><li>13 EPISODES </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction/Preview/ How it all began </li></ul><ul><li>Kings and their Kingdoms: Days of Glory </li></ul><ul><li>Kings and their Kingdoms: The Battle for Liberty </li></ul><ul><li>The lost kingdoms of the Niger - The Colonial Era Begins </li></ul><ul><li>A Reason to Live: </li></ul><ul><li>New Warriors, New Weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Fire On The Mountain: The call of “Nationalism” </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom or nothing? Will it come to war? </li></ul>
    17. 18. FORMAT What will we see? <ul><li>13 EPISODES </li></ul><ul><li>9. A Constitution, The right to vote..Is this enough? </li></ul><ul><li>10. Fire On The Mountain 2: The Motion For Independence: </li></ul><ul><li>11. Our Fathers: A Reason to Live </li></ul><ul><li>12. The Final Battle: We Learn to Compromise (United We Stand) </li></ul><ul><li>13. The Birth of A Nation </li></ul>
    18. 19. INTENDED OUTCOMES <ul><li>A true knowledge of their history </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of a Common Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of Pride </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of Duty </li></ul><ul><li>A commitment to Serve </li></ul><ul><li>A commitment to Sustain and Defend </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of Brotherhood and Sisterhood under One Flag. </li></ul>
    19. 20. INTENDED OUTCOMES <ul><li>YOUR GAINS </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship of this project will deliver the following to you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater awareness for brands/services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Association with a strong social cause –Helping Nigerians re-discover themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification with Nigerians and their destiny </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration of pride in what is truly Nigerian which will result in goodwill from the target audience </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. Why do it this way? Well, what is a nation? <ul><ul><li>Territory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heritage </li></ul></ul>
    21. 22. OUR ULTIMATE “INTENDED OUTCOME?” <ul><li>TO START ANEW! </li></ul>
    22. 23. NIGERIA: OUR HISTORY, OUR HERITAGE The inspiring story of Nigerian Independence