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Lagos completes four theatres

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Lagos State Government on Wednesday took possession of the four theatres built in different locations across the State, saying that the completion of the projects would provide a befitting place for young, upcoming artistes and performers to nurture their talents and compete favourably with their contemporaries globally. 

The Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs) Uzamat AkinbiIe-Yusuf made this disclosure during the handing-over ceremony of the four Lagos Theatres by the project contractor, Terra Kulture Studio Limited at Alausa, Ikeja. 

In her words, “These theatres now provide a place for grooming our young talents and upcoming artistes. By giving the younger ones a place to display and showcase their talents, we are indirectly contributing to the growth of their careers and areas of interest”. 

She explained that the choice of Terra Kulture Studio Limited for the construction works was a result of the impeccable track records of the company among other household names in the Arts and Culture industry.  

Speaking on the importance of the Theatres, the Commissioner said that “It is our belief that the huge investments in the tourism sector by the present administration, including these new theatres, would further reinvigorate the good old days of theatre performances and rendition of indigenous music that would increase the interest of the international communities in Lagos State”.

She promised that the State Government will stop at nothing to continually explore the tourism potentials of the State and also enhance its economic gains for the benefit of its entire residents. 

“Entertainment and Tourism is receiving due attention by the State government considering its exponential tendencies of producing a spiral effect on all other sectors of the economy”, she added. 

The Commissioner stated that the event further reaffirmed the resolve of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure that no ongoing projects in every nook and cranny of the State is left unattended, including those initiated by his predecessors in office. 

AkinbiIe-Yusuf, however, solicited for the cooperation of members of the public who are the end-users of these facilities to put them into good use and ensure that they serve the purpose which they have been built, stressing that the theatres have been built to suit the needs of residents of the State and also meet international Standards.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Rabiu Olowo stated that the new theatres would contribute significantly to the revenue of the State.

He explained that the project was executed to meet specifications of the State Government, observing that the four theatres had been inspected and certified fit for public use.

The Managing Director of the Terra Kulture Studio Limited, Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters thanked the State government for its commitment towards making the project realisable and delivered on time.

She expressed the hope that the construction of the four theatres in different locations across the State would help decentralise the concentration of tourism landmarks on Lagos Island and divert attention to other parts of the State.

While thanking the State Government for engaging the company to handle the construction of the theatres and for the confidence reposed in the organisation, Austen-Peters used the handing over occasion to restate the readiness of Terra Kulture Studio Limited to continue offering creative and professional assistance to the State Government in any capacity as may be required.

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US-based Yoruba actress, Asunramu plans ‘Old School Night 4.0’

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Come November, 11 2022, Nollywood actress, Mistura Asunramu will be hosting Old School Night 40 and Recognition Award.

The event which is packaged by 11th Media Global Concept will be featuring stage performance, award presentation, comedy, dance, premiere, fashion parade, gifts and lots more.

It will also double with movie screening of Apanimayoda.

Tope Alabi Falila Alagbo is the MC of the event while the music session will be played by Babatunde Anomatopia.

According to the organisers, the event will be taking place at Crystal Event Center.

The time for the event is 7 pm while the Dress Code is an African Culture of your tribe.

Ticket will be the regular 30 dollar and it will be a table for four with a drink of 250 dollars.

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Otunbajesu to release new album, ADUNBARIN in October

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Renowned gospel singer, Otunbajesu , Amb Oludele Ayominkun has set to release a new album, titled “Adunbarin” (great Companion) and the album is expected to hit the market by last Sunday in October, 2021.

The music is produced by the award winning music group, Da Spirit Music Crew. The group is known for their inspirational, spirit and soul lifting songs.

Adunbarin is a 4 track inspirational lyrical tracks, including one appreciation party mix track.

The album is a project that converge highly respected musical producers, sound engineers and notable magic hands (instrumentalists).

Over three musical marketers are on bid for this awaiting project.

Speaking on the new album, his manager Abiodun Olowokanga and Integrity News who is the official media partner to Da Spirit Music Group said all hands are on deck for the production of the new soul lifting album, stating that the project will be unveil and available in the market by the last Sunday in October.

The manger noted that the project is powered by August Plus Media.

Otunbajesu has released two albums prior to this new one which are, Alasepe, Arabaribiti and now to also release Adunbarin crooner with his Da- spirit crew.

They are strongly set to storm the gospel music world with this great album.

 

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Music star, Sound Sultan dies at 44

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Nigerian music star, Olanrewaju Abdulganiyu Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan has died of cancer at the age of 44.

He was diagnosed with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, simplified as cancer of the throat which eventually took his life early this Sunday. Sound Sultan died at a hospital in the United States of America.

Sound Sultan was a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist.

His family released a statement to announce his death

Parts of the release read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound sultan. He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

“He is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings. We, his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with the tragic loss.”

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas). Lymphomas are the cancer of white blood cells (lymphocytes) and can be divided depending on the type of cells, B-lymphocytes (B-cells) or T-lymphocytes (T-cells), AITL is a T-cell lymphoma.

The lymphatic system functions as part of the immune system and helps to protect the body against infection and disease. It consists of a network of tubular channels (lymph vessels) that drain a thin watery fluid known as lymph from different areas of the body into the bloodstream.

 

 

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