Nigerian Entertainment Industry Has Been Unique, Says Osinbajo

Nigerian Entertainment Industry Has Been Unique, Says Osinbajo
By Kayode Aponmade
Nigeria’s Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the country is very proud of the arts and entertainment industry, where talented Nigerians continue to show and exceed world-class performance standards.
Osinbajo made the declaration at the presidential villa while receiving the cast of ‘Wakaa: The Musical’.
According to Osinbajo, the industry has indeed proved clearly that without anybody, even government coming to their aid, they can hold their own.
He said the President Muhammadu Buhari- led administration would lend its support “in whatever way we are able” to the industry.
Osinbajo recalled that he had seen some of the performances of the group and said, “it is absolutely amazing, extremely professional”.
He commended the works of Nigerian actors, artistes, and performers, especially in the creative industry, saying, “we don’t even need to compare ourselves. The Nigerian entertainment industry is in a class by itself, absolutely incredible, real talent. There is no real comparison to what our people are doing.”
Earlier, the Minister of information and culture, Mr Lai Muhammed, said that the Wakaa Musical performance, which had been staged in several places including London, “is writing the name of Nigeria in gold, all over the world”.
The Wakaa cast was led by Bolanle Austen- Peters, the producer-director, and Bimbo Manuel, an actor.
‘Wakaa: The Musical’ is a play about the trials, successes, and experiences of six young graduates with varied backgrounds, revealing the struggles and challenges of young Nigerians at home and abroad.

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