Afrobeats star Fuse ODG will return to his hometown of Mitcham tonight to encourage young people to have their say in the upcoming elections.
The free concert is in partnership with Operation Black Vote, who seek to ensure greater racial justice and equality throughout the UK.
Simon Wooley, OBV director, explained that the future of political engagement will be driven by the young through technology so they have launched the UK’s first voter registration download app.
“Having a political voice has never been easier. This simple app will help revolutionise politics,” he said.
“That’s why OBV have teamed up with Fuse ODG and to have a concert to empower young people.”
A recent BBC survey found that 63% of young people are more likely to vote using an app or online and OBV have made sure anyone attending the concert must be registered to vote.
Ashok Viswanathan, OBV Youth Co-ordinator said: “Simply by registering to vote, we are making a declaration that we demand to be listened to.”
Mad J, Timbo Stp and Afro B will perform alongside the Dangerous Love singer to inspire the youth to have their say about their future.
Though the tickets are free, you must be under 25 and registered to vote. The concert will be held tonight at Tooting & Mitcham Football Club, The Hub from 6-9pm.
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