JIJUE Media Coverage I: The Standard, Capital FM and Jamati.com
As we write this, our friends Jars of Clay are somewhere between Nashville, Tennessee and Nairobi. As they get closer to Kenya, so too the JIJUE campaign is picking up momentum -- and our excitement builds as we get closer to the concerts this weekend. And the local news media seems to be taking notice of the concert and the aims of the JIJUE movement
"...Jars of Clay in partnership with I Choose Life-Africa (ICL), will this month join hands with a group of Kenyan artistes, among them award-winning artiste Eric Wainaina, Kanji Mbugua and Carol Atemi, for two life transforming concerts.... ...The campaign, Jijue 1 Million, aims at mobilising at least one million youths to know their HIV status and contribute in the prevention of the virus..."
Entertainment portal Jamati.com featured coverage of the Jars show:
"...The JIJUE (know yourself) team is busy working on a 1 Million campaign, which will be officially launched at a colorful concert with Grammy Award winning Rock band Jars of Clay sparking off the movement while graciously accompanied by performances from Kenya’s own great acts: Eric Wainaina, Pete Odera, Kanji, Carol Atemi, DJ Mozz, M.O.G, A-Star, Jimmy Gait and, Juliani... ...Jijue is a revolutionary movement aimed to increase HIV awareness amongst the youth and, campaigning for a HIV free society..."
Capital FM 98.4 featured "Jars of Clay and HIV" in its Capital Lifestyle section:
"...Rock and Christianity merge forces in Nairobi this weekend and all with a view to encouraging Kenyans to know their HIV status, especially young Kenyans..."
Locally, the campaign continues to receive interest from the media, with NTV recently announced as the media sponsor. NTV will be sending their OB van for an exclusive production of the Friday Show at Mavuno Dome Bellevue, which will eventually be aired as a documentary on local television.
The JIJUE team is getting excited about this unique moment in Kenya and hope you will join us at these history-making concerts this weekend.