Briefing newsmen about the occasion, director of the centre, Mr Allain Service, said the appeal fund was intended to commemorate the death of Bori as well as support his family. Sa’adu Bori died on the 24th of June 2008 in a motor accident along Maiduguri road.
“We organised the appeal fund with a view to supporting the family of the late Sa’adu Bori, and this is because we believe that the spirit of a prominent artiste like him should live forever. This is why we are showing our sympathy to the family as well as appreciating him even after dead”, Mr Service said.
Mr Service said that the event had been scheduled as part of the 28th World Music Day celebrated all over the world on the 21st of June.
“Here in Kano, the French Embassy dedicates this year’s World Music Day to the memory of Sa’adu Bori and, therefore, it is a special one. We are goiang to host six musical groups who will stage their performances in his remembrance”, he said.
Musicians expected to perform during the festival include Voice of the Desert, a Niger Republic-based musical group, Garba Supa, Sani Dan Indo, Mudassiru Kaseem, Solid Crew and Waniz.