The entertainment clan particularly the movie and music industries have been given kudos for their efforts in trying to rebrand the countries image both locally and internationally which has also gone a long way in boosting the hospitality industry in Nigeria.
This observation was made by a seasoned industrialist and hotelier based in Port Harcourt, Chief Godswill Okoha during an interview with The Tide Entertainment on Wednesday. He noted that Nigerian musicians have been winning awards both at home and abroad as a result of their exploits in music. He also stressed that the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood is rated the third highest movie industry in the world after Hollywood of America and Bollywood of India.
The managing director of De Crown Hotels Aluu and Twin Valley Hotels Limited, Port Harcourt, maintained that these achievements have restored the good image of the country which had been tarnished over the years by detractors. He said though the country has not reached a near perfect situation, with time all the inherent lapses will be taken care of.
Chief Okoha, the Eze Igo I of Ogbakiri in Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA), Rivers State called on other industries to emulate the entertainment sector which he said has contributed immensely to the development of the nation’s economy, stressing that after the oil sector, the entertainment industry comes next.
According to the Eze Ochialili the achievements of the entertainment sector has impacted positively on the hospitality industry, contending that hospitality business, entertainment and showbiz work hand in hand as partners in progress. He therefore called on the federal and state governments to invest more in those areas.
The business magnate also commended the efforts of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Alhaji Sanusi Lamido for trying to revive the banking sector by exposing loan defaulters and fraudulent bank Chief executives.
He said before now a lot of shaddy deals were going on in the sector as the bankers had always used depositors money as their own and give them out to friends and relatives without adequate collateral which he said led to the failed banks saga in the country.
He urged the apex bank and other regulatory bodies to extend their search light to the stock exchange market which he said needs purging because of the high level of insider fraud that takes place there. He alleged that most of the brokers sell customers stock without their mandate and convert the proceeds to their personnel purse. He therefore called for effective monitoring of the market to insure sanity in the system as this will help to restore customers’ confidence.
‘Hello Mr Right 2023’: Winner Expresses Gratitude To PMAN, Others
Winner of the second edition of the recently concluded reality TV Show, tagged “Hello Mr. Right’, Danny Tee has expressed joy over the successful hosting of his home coming party by the Performing Musicians and Employers Association of Nigeria( PMAN).
Danny Tee, an artiste and member of the PMAN who disclosed this yesterday to The Tide Entertainment said that he was excited about the warm and loving reception party hosted to celebrate him by his colleagues and members of the PMAN.
According to him, it was heart-warming, and thanked the executives of the PHALGA Unit, the Rivers State chapter of the body and the “Big G Entertainment” who sponsored his participation in the show for their display of love and support, saying that he was humbled by the massive turn out and show of love towards him.
“ I am humbled, l never expected it to be that much, but it happened and l deeply appreciate the show of love towards me”, he said.
The event which was held at the Flashpoint Bar Lounge, Borikiri Port Harcourt Tiwnship saw members of the body turned out in Mass to celebrate with their own on his recent win as ‘Mr. Right’.
The Secretary, Rivers State Chapter, PMAN, Hon Ezekiel Benibo who was also present at the event, said that the home coming party was put in place by the ‘Big G’ Entertainment, a record label under who’s platform Danny Tee got the sponsorship to participate in the reality TV show and the PHALGA unit of PMAN.
It is the second edition of the show which saw Tee cart home a N5million cash prize ,” he said.
By: Nancy Briggs
PHALGA PMAN To Host Entertainment Showcase
Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria – PMAN, PHALGA Unit, says it has concluded, plans to organise a weekend’s event tagged ‘Entertainment Showcase in Port Harcourt City, Rivers State.
The activity is targeted towards creating an enabling environment for entertainers in the unit to improve their crafts in line with global standard.
The Public Relations Officer of the body, Christopher Sokari Briggs who is popularly called Don Christo the missioner, who revealed this to The Tide Entertainment yesterday said that the event is expected to hold every Friday.
According to him, the Chairman, PMAN PHALGA Unit, Vinning Simeon also known as V6 stated this at the monthly meeting of the unit held last month at Benhary Bar, Port Harcourt.
The chairman said he will get this done by commencing the Weekly Entertainment Showcase event which is aimed at seeing various performances from members of the units.
V6 further noted that a committee has already been inaugurated in charge of the Entertainment Club event which is expected to commence today.
He noted that the State Public Relations Officer of PMAN, King Isaac Albert, who was in attendance of the monthly meeting of PMAN, PHALGA Chapter, also known as Solo Blanky during the meeting urged the unit executives to work towards organising an entertainment summit aimed at educating members of the unit about the pros and cons of the entertainment business and to improve on their crafts.
Various ideas and contributions from members to chart a way forward for the new PMAN PHALGA executives were also entertained during the meeting.
The meeting recorded a good number of turnouts of Port Harcourt entertainers and its environs.
Meanwhile, the body recently held the Season 2 of its monthly event christened ‘PHALGA Industry Night” in the Garden City.
The Tide Entertainment reports that the ‘Entertainment Showcase’ is an activity put together to build the entertainment industry at the unit level, as the event is an open one for all entertainers in the industry, ranging from artiste, DJs, dancers, poets to comedians coming together to socialise and improve their crafts.
The PHALGA Industry Night is a platform where the upcoming artistes in the unit are given the opportunity to showcase their God-given talents.
The event which also paves way for hospitality business owners in the area to build their businesses was a huge success, having recorded a massive turn out from entertainers and spectators
It would be recalled that the season 1 of the event ( PHALGA Industry Night) was held last month in Port Harcourt.
By: Nancy Briggs
Artiste Celebrates 40th Birthday With Praise And Worship
Gospel artistes in Rivers State are set for a praise and worship concert in Port Harcourt, tagged “The Next Level” to celebrate one of their own, Wilberforce Afriye, as he turns 40 this month.
The concert which is expected to hold at the Full Gospel Church of God (INC), situated at 27A Ndoki Street besides NAFDAC Office, Borikiri, is organised to celebrate the birthday of the gospel singer, Afriye come September 17
The Tide Entertainment gathered that no fewer than 11 gospel artistes have been invited to grace the occasion.
According to Afriye, Willy B Entertainment Empire is his company’s name , and it is projecting the birthday Celebration.
He disclosed tthat he will use the forum to drop one of his new songs.
Invited gospel ministers to perform at the event include Suzzy Animusic, Jesus Boy, Caroline Alfred, Jenny Paul, Jimmy White, Prince David and Douglas & TLAC, Wales Babs, lyke D Combophonist, and Pastor Saviour Ekanem
Also ministers to officiate at the event are Rev. (Dr.) Frank Opunye, and Rev. Iniobong Jimmy.while dress code for the concert remains white.
By; Nancy Briggs
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