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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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BON Awards 2019: Red Carpet Host Unveiled

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Before the Nigerian Nollywood industry graces 2019 Best of Nollywood awards red carpet this Saturday, December 14, 2019, the sweet and distinct voice of Arewa Radio, Binta Abdullahi Fulani, has been unveiled as this year’s host to welcome the stars.

Aside from being an On-Air Personality at the popular radio station in Kano State, Binta is also a fashion and entertainment enthusiast.

According to the awards media coordinator, Victor Ojelabi, Binta was chosen for her great communication skills.

“It was easy for the board’s choice of Binta on the red carpet because she is an outstanding communicator with special ability to capture the attention of her audience.

“Besides, she is also very witty which gives assurance of fun exchanges at the prestigious awards,” he said.

The delectable BON 2019 red carpet host is a B.Sc holder from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, where she graduated with a second class upper.

Born on March 19, 1994, Binta enjoys hosting shows and events among other things.

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Glitz and Glamour At The All Colour Awards 2019

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It was colourful event with glitz and glamour at the just concluded exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA), an event-project to honour and recognize leadership in different sectors in Nigeria from the stable of Kanbitoons Company which took place on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Abelinis Hub, located at No. 1, Erinola Salako Street, Behind Excellence Hotel, Ogba Lagos, Nigeria.

The talk of the town award ceremony made in grand style was witnessed by who-is-who in different sectors.

Those who should know disclosed that it was not just to organize an award but a memorable event that will surely help the recipients/winners gain strong recognition and consumer empathy.

The laudable event- All Colour Awards with limitless imagination and bold execution to foster unity and positioned to soar winners beyond known boundaries is definitely an event in December to remember right from the colourful red carpet anchored by Ajoke Oseni, the new queen on the red carpet to beat and copy.

No doubt All Colour Awards (ACA) took the centre stage as a spectacular event for all tradition, all costumes and all glamour in grand style with a great performance from the reputable hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and Dammy.

The recipients/winners at the exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA 2019) are;

 

  • Sifax Group

Best Indigenous Conglomerate Brand of the Year.

  • Creativexone Limited

Brand Management Advertising Agency of the Year.

  • Wall & Ace Legal Practitioners

Most Outstanding Law Firm on Regulatory and Contractual Legal Issues of the Year.

  • Zebra Insurance Brokers Limited

Most Resourceful Insurance Broker of the Year.

  • 12 Baskets Foods Limited

Best Innovative Finger Foods Brands of the Year.

  • Abelinis Limited

Best Innovative Event-Marketing Company of the Year.

  • Brand Vision Media Limited

Best Creative Branding & Printing Company of the Year.

  • Z-Edge Consulting

Most Innovative Consulting Service Provider of the Year.

  • Samson Adewale (Mr. Miracle)

Best Afro Rock Musician In Diaspora of the Year.

  • The Architects Place Limited

Best Architectural Design & Construction Company of the Year

  • Laffmatazz

Most Outstanding Comedy Brand of the Year.

  • Pele Adesoji Clement

Most Outstanding Business Personality of the Year.

  • Olatokunbo Foundation

Most Outstanding Humanitarian Foundation of the Year.

  • Adedeji Michael Ademola

Best Use of Educational Technology Initiative of the Year.

  • Eye Candy Innovative Concepts

Best Innovative Ushering & Event Management Brand of the Year.

The creator of the All Colour Awards Kanbi Owolabi is very thankful and appreciates the reputable individuals, brands and organizations that made the event a huge success and he looks ahead to a bigger and better edition in 2020.

 

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Kano Govt Officially Accepts BON Awards Hosting Right, As Peugeot, Max Air and LaCasera Declares Support [PHOTOS]

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The executive governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, officially unveiled the right to host 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards.

The event, which took place at the government house, witnessed the presence of notable members of the Kano State government.

The governor, during the presentation of the certificate to him by the Chief Executive of Officer of BON, Seun Oloketuyi, said, “We’re are excited that Best of Nollywood is taking here and this is history in the making for the good people of Kano State.”

Ganduje also used the opportunity to welcome the industry players to Kano State while promising them a peaceful and enjoyable stay.

The city of Kano State will be agog on December 14, 2019, as crème de la crème of the make-believe industry will storm the state for the 2019 edition of Best of Nollywood Awards.

In a related development, the makers of the luxury car brand, Peugeot, among others, has also thrown its weight behind the awards.

The French automotive manufacturer will be joining the likes of Max Air, LaCasera and others.

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