A Nigerian Afro-dancehall musician, Yinka Lawanson a.k.a Lamboginny has used the opportunity of the International Human Rights Summit, to speak up for inmates languishing in Nigerian prisons.
The artiste who attended the summit which held at Community Centre in Harlem, New York, disclosed that he was dressed like an inmate to “speak up for the 49,875 prison inmates awaiting trials for years in prisons across Nigeria,” stating that “the judiciary system must wake up and fix these crisis (sic).”
The summit has for over 16 years gathered people from all walks of life who are passionate about human rights education, free of charge.
It equally serves as a platform where youth collaborate to make human rights a global reality; with emphasis on the fact that a population ignorant of its rights cannot demand or defend them; especially in a world where only few know even two or three of their rights.
Founder of “I BELIEVE IN AFRICA INITIATIVE’ nongovernmental organisation, Lamboginny has been using his voice to advocate prison reform across the world. He has held musical concert in prisons in Nigeria, HM prison UK and Cheshire correctional institution, USA.
He has equally been appointed ambassador by various organisations and agencies; such as the National Ambassador to Nigerian Prison, 2010; Ambassador to National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA); Board member, West African Women Association, 2015; and Ambassador to Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI).