Nigerian Nostalgia Project 2.0
So Whats Next for NNP? ...and What Do We Need Funds For?
The Nigerian Nostalgia Project (NNP) is embarking on the creation of a continuous series of mini-documentaries and spotlights, featuring individuals whose personal stories encapsulate the essence of our common experience, and our commion aspiration. They are designed to highlight the various facets of Nigerian /African life, values, thought, idea, attitude, accomplishment and of course, history.
As audio-visual content increasingly becomes the standardized medium by which people receive information, it is critical for NNP, to build on its value and to take a leading role in the production and the dissemination of meaningful Nigerian and African content that is in part synthesized from the wealth of existing data and which will appeal to an even broader public and move the Project one more step to achiveing its overall objective of empowering Nigerian identity.
To execute and produce the standard of work we believe is required, NNP has assembled a skilled team of experienced individuals (Researchers, Writers, Producers, Ilustrators, Graphic Designers, Cinematographers and Video Editors) to bring to life the various concepts for the both pilots and initial editions.
To aggregate and to deliver a complete experience, we are also redesigning our web-platform at nnponline.com from where we hope all this rich, high quality and shareable content will be archived and distributed to the world.
Our goal is to produce 3 editions in each of the categories described below in the initial quarter :-
Mini Documentaries - History -
1 -2 Minute Mini-docs featuring historical facts and records synthesized from a combination of NNP records, commentary and externally sourced data
Pilot + 2 Editions
Mini Documentaries - Experience
1 -2 Minute featuring extraordinary stories by ordinary people that encapsulate our common experience and aspiration
Pilot +2 Editions
Mini Documentaries - New ideas
1 -2 Minute Lecture Series by young Nigerians featuring new ideas, thought and innovation for any aspect of life; Politics, Economy, Community, Lifestyle, Sports, Diversity
Pilot +2 Editions
Mini Documentaries - Music
1 -2 Minute Mini-docs - Old and new musicians and their music.
Pilot +2 Editions
Mini Documentaries - The NNP narrative - to bring attention the project and its objectives in addition to demonstrating how powerful the African story can be.
For these, the Project is seeking to raise $40,000 to support the funding of :
1. Web Redesign and Re-development
2. Production and Post Production Team work
3. Travel and logistics.
To maintain a regular production cycle, and to continue to deliver the most impactful and qualitative stories, the Project will pursue and negotiate corporate sponsorships based on the virality of the materials produced and the overall strength of the NNP brand, to recover and reapply our costs.
Support the goal with small contributions ($1, $5, $10, $20, $30) which go a long way to making the difference. After you've made your contribution please get others to contribute also, your support is greatly appreaciated.
Thank you in advance and on behalf of NNP, I strive to continue to make you proud.
Main photo credit: Akin Kongi (Pako Don)
Well we are still raising money to reach our goal for NNP 2.0 ....and YES, ...we still need YOUR help.
It's a REALLY COOL idea but its really expensive also, so please don't hesitate to make a contribution.
Besides, we have a new promo:
For the next 10 contributions of $50 or over, you can choose as a free gift, Items 1, 2 or 3.
New Music CD by Ade and the Bantu Crew "Agberos International"
"While I Am Here, Let Me Quickly Talk About" - A vibrant Nigeria-focused collection of poems by Aduke Gomez
"The Lagos-Hamburg Line" - An account of German interaction with Nigeria since 1602 by Historian Ed Keazor
**Contributions over $100 qualifies you to receive all 3 items.
*Contributions over $500 get a rare out-of-print copy of Masterpieces of Nigerian Art (Only 5 Copies available)