Lydia ‘Lindii’ is a talented singer; the fourth girl born to the family of the Adams has always known that she is destined for something big.
She hails from the embattled Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria the village were the school girls were abducted by the islamist militants ‘boko haram’ and has spent a major part of her life, schooling and making the most of life there but sadly she cannot go there freely again and that makes her to miss her childhood memories a lot.
As a child, music had always been a mode of inspiration, expression and communication to the world around her as she inspired her audience with life performance of her varied genres of music. At a time, she was ousted of the church choir for being underage and later took her music to some needy audience behind the prison walls when she joined the Prison Ministry. With time, her music caught a vast audience outside the walls reaching out with her songs of forgiveness, peace, love, and hope.
The situation in her region could not stop her even after losing family, loved ones, and friends to boko haram; instead she decided not to continue working but give her all to drive home her message of peace for everyone both victims like her and others who live in the fear of what the now daily violence brings. Her latest song ‘Salama’, meaning Peace, is aimed at reaching out to the victims of the ongoing insurgences and conflicts in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, and most other states of Northern Nigeria as a whole. “Peace is what I pray for and work towards as it’s my life” she said.
Apart from Music Lindii is partnering with well meaning people in the development of a Foundation which will promote the message of peace and safety of women and children; reaching out to the population that are affected by the activities of insurgencies and violence by providing psychological therapy and physical aids when necessary.
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