Ice Prince Zamani is now officially the Rhythm and Play ambassador for NASCOM (National Academicals Sports Committee). President Goodluck Jonathan launched the Rhythm N’ Play initiative in today in Abuja. The initiative is part of the nationwide grassroots sports & development campaign.
“Just got made an ambassador for ‘Rhythm and play’ by NASCOM and will be opening June 5th in Abuja and June 14th in London with Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, MI, Shalewa (Tinsel), Emeka Ike, Sani Danger!” Ice Prince said while announcing the news via instagram.
He also mentioned that the album he’s been working on, Fire Of Zamani will be dropping soon. Panshak Zamani, better known by his stage name Ice Prince, is a prominent Nigerian Hip hop Artist and the winner of Hennessy Artistry 2009. He is signed to Chocolate City music label Chocolate City Group.
With the intention of involving two million kids in the next two years, Rhythm N’ Play is an exciting youth-friendly campaign aimed at enhancing mass youth participation in sporting activities and age-grade competitions.
The Rhythm N’ Play campaign is intended to reach children between the ages of 12 – 17 years and encourage active participation in regular sporting activity.
As this campaign is launched at national level today, work at the state level will commence almost immediately as ‘Rhythm & Play’ ambassadors and stakeholders in each state will initiate the launching of the programme at the state level cascading down to the local government levels.
NASCOM will work through the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) and Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) at the state level.
NASCOM will also launch the harmonized calendar for stakeholders and they will seek publicity and sponsorship for all their programmes.
The campaign would be integrated into junior and secondary school sporting activities nationwide with Rhythm N’ Play Clubs set up in schools nationwide.
Six sports – football, athletics, ball games, calisthenics, martial arts and racket sports are the sports that Rhythm N’ Play will use, while the best sporting talents discovered through the platform of the programme will converge, fraternize and participate at the National Youth U-17 Games recently instituted by the National Sports Commission (NSC).