An Indian musical group in Nigeria, Harmony Musical Society Nigeria (HMSN), says it is ready to help in grooming musical talents among the Nigerian youth.
Its Chairman, Mr Vikas Gur, in a statement on Wednesday, said the group would be providing veritable platforms to aspiring talents to express themselves in music and arts.
Gur said this would give room for cultural integration and encourage musical collaborations between Nigerian and Indian artistes.
He said that the medium would also be used to raise funds to help the underprivileged in the society.
“HMSN is a registered non-profit charitable organisation formed in the year 2017 by members of the Indian diaspora living in Lagos, working in different walks of life, but deeply sharing a common interest in the field of art and music.
“The group was able to make very modest beginning in 2017 with only singing, but has diversified and has become more inclusive of different art forms.
“Over the past few years, the group has presented some unique themes for their musical concerts and has captivated the audience, the pandemic period did put a halt to performances but did not dampen the spirit of music.
“On April 2, 2022, the group conducted its first post-pandemic concert, which brought in the much needed entertainment to the Indian community in Lagos,” he said.
Mr Raju Shetty, HMSN’s Vice-Chairman, said that the group would be taking inspiration from its success generated during its latest concert held Aug. 7.
He said the theme was drawn from human emotions, traditionally called Navaras.
Also, Ms Deepali Shetty, HMSN’s Secretary, said that the group had been taking Indian music and art forms to a different level into common platform.
According to her, the programme will commence in earnest.
“At every stage, the group is evolving itself to present something new and entertaining to its audiences.
“As it is rightly said, music transcends all borders. HMSN is making progress in leaps and bounds in displaying talent along with the noble work of bringing smiles to the faces of those who are less privileged through their charity work,” she said.