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I recently came across a video clip of young group of street performers promoting HIV/AIDS awareness among youths. It was an entertaining dance group at the same time doing very important job of passing on the message of HIV/AIDS to the people around them and using their music and dance as tools to getting the message to the most vulnerable group in the society – youths.

Watching the clip, I thought, what a great way to entertain and to educate? This video took me down the memory lane of when I was about their age, when talking about sex was a taboo, still a taboo in many parts of Nigeria. Tradition and religion are right on course on this one. Youths that are extroverts are usually seeing as the ‘sinners’ or ‘uncultured’ whatever that means and sometimes that could be a good thing as they would not shy away from…

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