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CU Benefit Concert will support Nigerian students

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Get ready for a night of culture at Cameron University! This weekend, a benefit concert will be held to support scholarships for Nigerian students.

It will be held Saturday night.  It features Nigerian artist Korede Bello.

The concert will raise money for the Nigerian Student Association and for scholarships in the name of a former Cameron student, who was shot and killed earlier this year.

Abidemi Farotade was killed at the College Apartments in June. His murder remains unsolved.

The scholarships will help other Nigerian natives study in the United States. And, the concert's coordinator talks about how important that is:

“Everything they need here to stay here-- it takes a lot. So, few these little scholarships that we offer to bring to them it helps them stay here to focus more on school, try to go out and get a job, work and do school at the same time. But, in this way, they can get a good education and go back and help and try to help their country become better than what they are now,” explained Coordinator Marcelos Taylor.

The concert is Saturday. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for students and $30 for the public.

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