On behalf of the Main Organising Committee, I write to request the benefit of your interest and support in the forthcoming activities of Music & Entertainment Gospel Awards (aka MEGA Awards).
Our vision has been challenged serially by many factors in the Nigerian economic space - since inception in 2013 - essentially because of its uniqueness: We focus on faith-based, scripture-conscious music and related creative forms.
As you well know, artistes who dwell on gospel music do not receive even 10% of what their secular colleagues get in terms of patronage, endorsement or sustainable support; and by extension, any platform (like MEGA) that seeks to showcase their talents and soul-lifting messages is accorded cold shoulders by major corporate institutions who find it convenient to plunk millions into popular culture.
Had God not raised some great people who are owners of equipment, logistics, media outlets and sundry supplies, we would have been forced to abort long ago.
Now, in its fourth season, we have decided to quit struggling on our own strength and seeking help mainly from the "corporate world". We have resolved to hand it all unto Him whose capacity to excel and provide is unimpeachable - the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
It is based on this standpoint that we arrived at the critical need to establish MEGA FOUNDATION (MEGAF). Briefly, MEGAF is designed to be a non-profit organisation led by a Board of Trustees peopled by esteemed and God-centred Nigerians who share in the vision/mission of MEGA and are willing to provide leadership, mentorship and governance structure that will infuse the reward system with greater dose of integrity, fairness and transparency.
We therefore hope organise a fund-raising event with four important branches:
1. Raise funds to organize the awards in November.
2. Launch and establish the Foundation.
3. Concert of selected Nominees/Winners of past MEGA.
4. Special Recognitions of some great supporters over the years.
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016. Time: 4pm.
May God Almighty grant you the grace to act accordingly. Amen.
Thank you, as we await your prompt response.