BornTroWay Project — Promoting Youth Empowerment Through The Arts

BornTroWay ( is a FREE creative arts training initiative. The 7th edition of the project tagged “BornTroWay Bariga 2” will take place from the 7th of October to 12 October 2015 at CMS Grammer School complex Akoka, Yaba. The project aims to promote individual self-confidence, self-expression and teamwork among 35 youths (aged 15-25) of Bariga/Akoka and surroundings. It entails a free week long training which will culminate in a performance open to the general public on Monday 12th of October 2015 at CMS Grammer School.

Interested participants are hereby cordially invited to free and open auditions at 8am (prompt) on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at CMS school. The audition is on a first come first served basis and will accommodate the fist 100 candidates registering at the venue.

This is our second visit to the community of Bariga – the first was three years ago on 17-21 September 2012.  We are excited to bring back our workshop to such vibrant community of youth and to use spoken word, music, dance and acting to focus on the issue of ‘waste’ — environmental issues and human waste (undiscovered, untapped or underutilized talent)” said Ilaria Chessa of Planet Heart Foundation and co-founder of the project.

BorntroWay will be led by seasoned instructors including musician, producer and MTN Project Fame judge, Ade Bantu; actor, dance and performance artist Segun Adefila; AJ Dagga Tolar, spoken word poet, front-line activist and social crusader and Singer/Songwriter Edaoto.

BornTroWay was founded in 2011 by Ilaria Chessa and Ade Bantu of Planet Heart Foundation. It is supported by organizations and individuals committed to youth development and to the arts as an instrument for personal empowerment and social transformation.

According to Ade Bantu, co-founder of the project, BornTroWay was launched in Ajegunle, Lagos, in May 2011 and has since travelled to Port Harcourt, Oshodi, Bariga and Obalende.  One of the project highlights was an invitation to work with young South Africans at the world climate conference in Durban, South Africa.

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