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Reactivation of Lagos creativity industry: Committee submits report

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The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture on Thursday received the report of members of the Lagos State COVID-19 Impact Review Committee with a promise that due diligence would be done on the recommendations made by the committee.

 
Receiving the report presented by the Chairman of the committee at Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday the Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, thanked the committee members for a job well done and promised that the recommendations would be made public and implementations carried out after a thorough review.
 
In her words ‘’I want to really appreciate the committee members for your integrity and commitment in putting this report forward, on behalf of Mr Governor I want to thank you specially. I want to assure you that this report won’t be kept under the table as Mr Governor has the interest of this sector at heart so be rest assured that your good works will bring forth good fruits ’’.
 
‘’We will ensure that in the next one or two weeks, the recommendation will be made public and we hope that you will continue to collaborate with us as we move the tourism, creativity, entertainment and hospitality sector forward in the State’’, she added.
 
The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the Ministry to work with stakeholders in the creativity, entertainment and tourism sector, assuring that the Ministry, being the regulator of activities in the sector will ensure that their businesses thrives in order to boost employment and increase revenue generation to the state.
 
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu in his Remarks, said that the Ministry will review the report and advise Mr. Governor accordingly on how to get the sector moving during this Covid19 period.
 
He thanked the committee members for bringing their professionalism and expertise to bear in compiling the report, noting that the State can’t thank them enough.
 
The Chairman of the Committee, a veteran actor, Mrs. Joke Silva thanked the State Government for the opportunity given to come up with recommendations to reposition the creative and tourism industry in the State.
 
While saying that the recommendations were gathered from various sub-committees in the sector on ways forward post Covid19, the Committee Chairman thanked her colleagues  for their dedication and cooperation throughout the deliberation period on the report.
 
Other members of the committee include Mr. Atunyota Akpobome (a.k.a Ali Baba), Mr. Patrick Donald Lee, Dr. Adun Okupe, Mrs. Oyenike Okundaye and Mr. Gbenga Sunmonu. They were also supported by the Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Mr. Ferdinand Tinubu and the Director of Hotel Licensing in the Ministry, Mr. Jobi Ibraheem.
 
It will be recall that the six-man committee chaired by Mrs. Joke Silva, MFR, was inaugurated in May, 2020 with a mandate of drawing out suggestions and recommendations on how to re-activate the State creative industry, which has remained dormant as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world.

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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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