May is here and this month, our ever changing theme at Ayamba Meet & Greet is journalism. It is a special month for truth seekers and one we hope will continue to protect freedom of speech.
Guest of the Month
Tuesday, 3 May was World Press Freedom Day 2022, with journalism being celebrated around the world. This year’s theme is “Journalism Under Digital Siege,” and who better to have on the show than one of Kaduna’s finest, Richard Dambo.
RICHARD DAMBO is a journalist that believes in the strength and importance of community. In 2019, he received the SCRAP-C Media Endowment for Investigative Journalism.
It takes a village to raise a child and Richard plays his part in numerous ways, dedicating his time and resources to youth development. He is a youth champion designated by Voluntary Service Overseas to co-design the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) and implementation of the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) in Africa. He is a 2021 Equal Access International Peace Promotion Fellow and Teach SDGs 2020 program cohort . He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Community Development Studies.
Between 2018 to 2020, he was editor-in-chief of Chongai Chronicles Magazine and currently holds the position of secretary, board of trustees.
What is Ayamba Meet & Greet
Ayamba Meet & Greet began in February 2021 to bring together artists so we can interact with their works. This, we hope, will spark and inspire creative conversations that are necessary for the growth of arts and literature. We believe in the importance of building a literate society and the event helps us do so alongside our community.
Meeting on the first Saturday of every month, we invite one or two guests from a pool of upcoming and established creatives from around the region with a lot of insight to share.
We also have open mic performances from attendees and play fun games like charades while our friends at VersusNG host Just Dance sessions on the Nintendo Switch.
If all that sounds like your cup of tea, or coffee, then come on down on the first Saturday of every month to the Creativity Court at #21 Malam Isa Hassan Road, Unguwan Dosa, Kaduna. The event begins at 3:00pm on the dot, so if you’re scared of missing anything, don’t be late.
See you soon!