As the lockdown continues to paralyse activities, Veteran Nollywood actress, Gloria Young, on Monday said though the industry was hit by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the only option was internet.
She noted that the only option for the Nigerian Entertainment industry to be sustained during the lockdown was production through internet. She noted that President Mohammadu Buhari had imposed a lockdown order on Lagos and Ogun States as well as Abuja while some other states complied to control the spread of the pandemic.
The lockdown had however put all activities on hold including, entertainment whereby Association Coordinators directed that all productions be put on hold. She noted that these cancellations had caused several loses to producers and the entire industry.
She said several entertainment activities had an alternative, however, the veteran actress and a master of ceremony (MC) said only the usage of online platforms could replace the stage and further sustain the entertainment industry.
Young said the entertainment industry being the highest employer of labour, had been highly affected and needed the internet to avert further damages.
“Most people in the industry would go hungry if we sit down and don’t find an alternative within the confines of our homes to get the industry going, this is the best time entertainment is highly desired because it is the alternative medium for stress and frustration”, she said.
According to her, when people stay at home, they need to relay with their phones and television and we are the ones to provide the desired entertainment. She added that meetings had also been holding through the internet on the way forward after the Coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirums pandemic has affected all forms of the economy including, the entertainment sector which is the greatest employer of labour.
“Though all productions of films and radio have been put on hold, internet meeting to plan the way forward for sustenance is a known fact that after this pandemic is over, we know that our life will not be the same again.
“We hope to use the internet to a greater degree in subsequent productions following the current experiences we are pushing through”, Young said.
She noted that in spite of the ongoing challenges, Nigerians should faithfully abide by the lockdown order to support the government in ensuring a safe society.
Chief Amachree Pays Tribute To Late Ernest Adeleye
The Father of Tourism in Nigeria and President, Centre for Promotion of Peace, Tourism, Arts and Culture (CEPTAC), Chief (Dr) Mike S. Amachree has paid tribute to the former Military Governor of Rivers State, late Air Vice Marshall Ernest Olawumi Adeleye who recently passed on to the great beyond.
He recalled the selfless commitment of late Ernest Adeleye to the development of the tourism sector as he was responsible for the establishment and commissioning of the famous Port Harcourt Tourist Beach in 1990, as well as the promotion of other tourist sites in the state.
He noted that his achievements in the tourism sector in the state will remain ever green in the minds of the good people of the Rivers State.
The Tourism mogul sincerely condoled with the family, The Nigerin Airforce Authority, the Ekiti State government and Nigeria as a whole for the irreparable loss and prayed God to grant his soul perfect peace.
Patoranking Releases New Music, Abule
Date: July 29, 2020
Song Title: Abule
Video Director: TBA
Details/Takeaway: The single is a celebration of his Lagos neighbourhood, Ebute Metta and of hoods worldwide – premiered, yesterday on Beats 1 with Ebro and is out now on all DSPs.
The release of ‘Abule’ will be supported by several digital initiatives and a music video dropping August 5, all with the theme of representing and protecting your hood.
“I’m proud to be from my abule, because to have made it coming from there it’s only by God’s grace”, Patoranking says. “It’s made me who I am today and it’s part of my story. So I waste no opportunity to let people know about my ghetto.
“I feel it’s important through this new song to give my fans a chance to celebrate their own abules. And to protect their abules, too. Back in May, my team and I partnered with Ebele and Anyichuks Foundation to go to many ghettos across Lagos to give away masks and relief items. It’s important we stay safe and do part to protect”.
Wizkid Gets Grand Concert Piano On 30th Birthday
In July 16, Nigerian music superstar, Wizkid turned 30 in the faraway United Kingdom and he got a grand concert piano as one of his numerous gifts.
The new piano was delivered to the singer’s high-end home in London just in time for his 30th birthday.
The singer woke up to a birthday surprise, allegedly organized by his baby mama, Jada Pollock and his management team.
Sources didn’t divulge who bought the piano as a birthday gift for Wizkid but the cost of the grand concert piano was touted at almost 1000 pounds.
The signer was also reported to have had another round of surprise in a music studio, where he had gone for a recording.
Few days after his birthday celebration, Wizkid shared a picture of his new musical instrument on his Instagram story.
In a picture, Wizkid was spotted trying his hands on the piano. He also shared another picture of his third son, Zion, playing around the piano.
It is unsure if Wizkid has acquired some piano lessons, the singer has not been seen playing any musical instrument at gigs or shows since he began in the last decade.