Jackson begins global tour to raise funds for IDPs, orphans


A member of the Jackson 5  music group, Jermaine Jackson, said the forthcoming global tour of the group would be used to raise money for internally displaced persons, orphans and widows in the country.

Jermaine, who is the elder brother to late pop star, Michael Jackson, told journalists on Thursday in Abuja that the global tour would kick off in some Nigerian cities, adding that three concerts and two special performances would hold in some unnamed cities.

According to him, other members of the pop group, Jackie, Tito and Marlon, would fly into the country to join him for the tour.

The music star explained that he was touched by the plight of the IDPs hence his plan to raise money to alleviate their challenges.

“The global tour which would feature other members of the Jackson 5 group will start in Nigeria where we would raise money for the internally displaced persons. We would perform five concerts in Nigeria and then move to other African countries and to other parts of the world,” he stated.

Jermaine said some local artistes would also perform alongside the Jackson 5, adding that the tour was meant to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary on stage.

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