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How We’ll Turn Around Entertainment Industry, By Sanwo-Olu

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration would be investing “heavily” in creative industry to give talented young people an opportunity to realize their potential. Entertainment and tourism industry, Sanwo-Olu said, is one of key areas his government would focus on for job creation and economic growth.

The APC candidate said he would deploy innovation and modern technology to unlock the potential of entertainment and tourism, adding an investment in creative industry would have direct impact on the economy and discourage restiveness among the youth.

Sanwo-Olu spoke when he hosted the 2018 housemates of Big Brother Naija paid him a courtesy visit in his campaign office in Ikoyi. Big Brother Naija, aired by Africa Magic, is one of the most watched television reality shows in Nigeria and Africa.

The APC candidate said his government would build entertainment hubs across the state where young people can hone their skills and promote their talents. Sanwo-Olu also pointed out that his administration would introduce a funding opportunity that would mitigate the risk and marketing challenges for innovative solutions generated by tech start-ups, stressing that young people would be engaged to drive the tourism programmes of his administration.

He said: “We have started a conversation with experienced practitioners in entertainment industry, with an objective to jointly come up with a general entertainment hub where talented young people can hone their skills in theatre, music, dancing and acting. We are looking at how the private sector can partner with us to build an entertainment destination where every Lagosian would be proud of.

“We are doing this to help the practitioners improve their creativity in film production, acting and entertainment generally. We hope this investment and effort would give our young people a new lease of life in terms of upgrading their skill and turning their skills to something valuable.”

The governorship candidate advised young people to embrace hard work and prepare themselves for opportunities that will help them realize their dreams.

He said: “Young people need to have the audacity to pursue your dreams, but they must have something that is driving them towards reaching their goals. What the government can do is to provide an enabling environment for their skills to thrive. This is what we are setting out to do if elected.”

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Gbe Body E! Gbenga Adeyinka Drags 2Baba, Other Music And Comedy Legends Plus Sponsors To Ibadan For Easter

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Grand Comedian of Nigeria, Gbenga Adeyinka the ‘first’ GCON, is at it again with LAFFMATTAZZ Loud in Ibadan season 9…

The “Gbe Body e EDITION”. 
Confirmed Musical Megastars for Ibadan include the industries finest 
– Tuface “Tubaba” Idibia – Ruggedybaba – Small Doctor -Terry G – Phizzle- Chinko Ẹkùn – Bois Ọlọ́run – Keanzo- Danny S  -Jhybo Comedians-Gbenga Adeyinka 1st – Omobaba number 1 – Dr Smile- Helen Paul  – Lasisi Elenu  – Akpororo  – Chiyoung @ – Pétérù  – Wòlíì Agba  – Madiba of Comedy  – Funnybone  – Dr whiteberry  – Remote- Arkbishop  – Baba Alariya  – Shete  – Lizzyjay Ọmọ Ibadan  – Stillringing  
DJs-Legendary Premium cool DJ Jimmy Jatt  and – King DJ Secxy 

Venue: Jogor center 

Time : 2:00pm 

Regular: 3,000 Naira Vip: 5,000 Naira Vvip: 10,000 NairaTables of 6:Silver :    150,000 NairaGold:       200,000 NairaDiamond: 300,000 Naira

Tickets go out on sale this weekend  and will be available at: – All Grandex Stores – All Ultima Restaurant outlets-  Filmhouse Cinema : Dugbe and Samonda- Viva Cinema Palms Mall- Taska Supermarket Akala Express- All Foodco Supermarket Outlets-Hairsense Palms Mall -Ace Supermarket Akoboand online at ariiyatickets.com

This year as never before you stand a chance to win a Toyota Corolla by simply buying a ticket from any of the ticket sales outlet or online
Laffmattazz is brought to fans by Maltina supported by FIRS, LIRS and Give Raffle

Radio Partners are IBADAN BROADCAST GIANTS… Beat FM @thebeat979fm, NAIJA FM @naija102ibadan, JAMZ FM @jamz1001fm, Thirtytwo FM  @thirtytwofm949, Inspiration FM @ifm1005ib, Fresh FM @freshfmibadan and R2FM @r2929fm.

While Television Partners are AFRICA MAGIC @africamagic, GOTV @gotvng, , VIEWS CHANNEL@viewschannel NIGBATI TV @nigbatitv, HIP TV @officialhiptv, ORISUN TV @orisuntv,  AMC TV @amctvnigeria, KraksMedia @krakstv, WAP TV @waptvchannel AND BCOS TV @bcostv.
Laffmattazz Loud in Ibadan 9… Oya! Gbe Body E!!!!

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K1 To Sponsor Kid Artist’s Education

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In what looks like a divine arrangement, Fuji Music Legend, King Wasiu Ayinde Mashal, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate has thrown his weight behind Oluwatobi Ilelolawa, the 12 year-old Primary Six pupil, who sketched President Muhammadu Buhari’s portrait with pen (Biro) without alteration few days ago.

Less than an hour after THISDAY Newspapers’ Brands and Marketing Editor, Raheem Akingbolu published the story of the boy on his Facebook page, K1, through his publicist, Kunle Rasheed, reached out to the writer. K1, the father of modern Fuji Music said he was touched by the story of the boy and offered to sponsor his post-primary education to the university level.

K1 described the boy as a raw talent that must be guided, supported and not allowed to waste.

“I was touched when the story was brought to my notice and I see it as one of those things one can do to impact the society. Education is key to success and who knows the boy we are talking about may be a governor or President in the making. He may become another Ben Enwonwu, Bruce Onobrakepya, Wole Soyinka or an international Artist of repute in the future. If the society fails to give him the needed support now, posterity will not forgive us. This is the time to lift a hand and groom a talent for posterity.”

Meanwhile, arrangements are being made to introduce the promising artist to his new benefactor and perfect ways through which his mentorship and sponsorship would be handled.

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Na Una Papa Get Stroke, No Be Me — Nollywood Actor Mr Ibu Blasts Rumor Peddlers

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Nollywood comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has debunked trending social media reports that he has been plagued with stroke.

The new media was awash on Thursday with reports that the 57-year-old iconic actor was hit by a mysterious stroke shortly after he returned from a trip to Owerri, Imo State.

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, was even quoted as saying that “the actor was fast recovering”.

The sad news generated deep concerns from industry watchers, especially fans of the actor, calling for prayers and support for him.

However, in a latest video published on his Instagram Page, Mr Ibu, who is seen “loving up with his wife”, flayed the stroke report, saying he has handed those peddling the rumour to God.

He said: “Oh God! People are saying that I have stroke, that I am down with stroke. Why?

“How can you announce somebody’s sickness and you have many, you don’t even announce one.

“I don’t have any stroke please. This is my wife, my humble wife. Well, we hand over everything to God.

“I have been receiving calls from across the world, and I don’t know who is spreading this false news about me. I don’t know what they are saying. Na their papa get stroke.”

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