Goodluck Times an online news media has announced the commencement of its Countdown of its #HatsForward dance video campaign.
The Countdown began from 2pm on today, Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Shortlisted have been showing from 2pm and thereafter by the hour. The Top Ten winners will be announced at goodlucktimes.ng at 8pm on Wednesday, 25 March 2015.
Since the campaign broke on 14th March, 2015 youths across Nigeria, Nigerian youths have literally thrown their hats in the political rink, but totally in a violence-free style. Through the campaign, they are encouraged to celebrate their freedom of choice and express their support for President Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection with deft freestyle dance moves.
To participate, youths are expected to get a hat, any hat, dance to their own grove, in their own neighborhood, and then pass their hats forward. The forward movement of the hats is symbolic of the ideas of communality, unity in diversity, and the informed choice of the Nigerian youth to move forward as they go to the polls on Saturday.
The groundbreaking #hatsforward campaign positively exploits imaginative and youthful energies of young Nigerians and marks a radical departure from the perception of Nigeria’s young adults as easy tools for political violence.
The campaign has been receiving positive feedback for its promotion of positive values.