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  • Updated: March 11, 2024

Governor Adeleke shares update on reviving entertainment industry

Governor Adeleke shares update on reviving entertainment ind

Ademola Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has expressed the readiness of his administration to bring back to life the entertainment industry in the state.

Governor Adeleke stated this in his remark at an event tagged, "The Most Popular Celebrity Award" which was held in Osogbo on Sunday.

The governor who was represented by the State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Bankole Ojo described the entertainment industry as one of the veritable avenues to generate fame and big revenue for the state and Nigeria at large.

"I recall with nostalgia, how the likes of late Duro Ladipo, Alhaji Karim Adepoju, (Baba Wande), late Alhaji Yekini Ajileye, late Oyin Adejobi, late Kola Ogunmola, Prince Antar Laniyan and Bolaji Amusan (Mr Latin) among several others brought national and international recognitions and fame to Osun as indigenes of the state in the theatre industry."

Governor Adeleke also said if properly harnessed and tapped, over 50,000 entrepreneurs nationwide, will benefit from the entertainment industry.

The Chairman of the occasion, Dr Dele Momodu, also expressed his readiness known to support Osun State when the need arises for the entertainment industry to thrive.

Earlier, the General Manager of the Osun Tourism Board, Oluwatoyin Ajayi noted that Osun is naturally endowed with talents in the creative/entertainment industry.

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