In Nigeria, majority of cases that deal with violence Against Women are unreported so official statistics are unavailable but some figures state that as high as 1 in every 5 women is in an abusive relationship.
The VAW music project is an hbs intervention implemented by DLI Tuesday Nig. Ltd. The project was launched to build women’s self confidence, discourage men from gender based violence, and to make society take notice and speak up instead of look away.
This necessitated recording a music album featuring some of Nigeria’s biggest musicians with a violence-against-women theme.
The four artists Omawumi, M.I, Waje, ElDee volunteered their services to such a worthy cause and attended a workshop with hbs, survivors of violence, lawyers who deal with gender based violence and NGO’s that help survivors. This helped the artist understand the legal and emotional issues involved to enable them connect with the theme of the album.