Lagos Inaugurates COVID-19 Review Committee for Tourism, Entertainment Industry

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has inaugurated members of the Lagos State COVID-19 Pandemic Review Committee. The six-man committee chaired by Mrs. Joke Silva, MFR, is expected to draw out suggestions and recommendations on how to re-activate the State creative industry, which has remained dormant as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world. The Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, while inaugurating the Committee at Alausa, on Thursday, explained that the members are expected to make recommendations to…

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Lagos Commissioner, Ali Baba, Others Meet On Post-Covid Tourism Industry

The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, a Nigerian comedian and actor, Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, popularly known as Ali Baba and other stakeholders in the Tourism and Entertainment industry will, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, meet to discuss issues bordering on revamping the sector from its current state of low patronage and apathy. In a statement issued over the weekend, Akinbile-Yusuf disclosed that the session will hold virtually in compliance with the directive of the government on physical distancing. She listed other discussants for…

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Eroz Suspends Live Theatre, Says Disease Will Be Overcome

Jare Olukotun Eroz theatre in Ikorodu has shut down its operations in line with the government efforts in containing the spread of CONVD-19 that is rampaging Nigeria and the entire globe. A release by the management of the theatre group states that the ongoing staging of live drama at Eroz Place along Borokinni Street in Ikorodu every Friday, Saturday and Sunday has been suspended till further notice. Tickets holders are assured that their tickets will remain valid whenever operation resumes. The release, a copy of which was sent to THE…

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Da’Fresh, Friends Set ‘To March’ To Orphanage, Entertain Fans At Concert

Kunle Adelabu The third edition of the exciting ‘March with Da’Fresh’ (MwD) will not be all about entertainment as the music act would be visiting orphanage home with other artistes aside the usual concert that has characterised the annual entertainment event since its inception.  The concert, which started in 2018, was designed to commemorate the birthday of Da’Fresh who is signed to FANAFILLIT label and it usually feature wide range of entertainment activities like music performances by established and upcoming music acts, dance and comedy.  According to the release signed…

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Eroz Theatre Brings Back Thin Tall Tony, Others On Stage In Ikorodu

Former Big Brother Naija Housemate, Mr. Offiong Edet Anthony, popularly known as ‘Thin Tall Tony’, is set to return on stage as Eroz Theatre births in Ikorodu with the play, ‘Bending and Bonding’.  The play is written by Paul Ugbedeh,  directed by Babs Ademoye and produced by Austin Awulonu.  According to the organisers in a release on the live theatre scheduled to commence on Friday, March 6, 2020, the play (Bending and Bonding) would parades array of highly talented artistes including “Thin Tall Tony” as Pastor Chikeoluwa, Kelvin Alozie Dede…

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Bayode Sets For Another World Reading Record

Kunle Adelabu -To read for 480 hours The holder of the Guinness World Record in the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud, Mr Olubayode Treasure Olawunmi, is not yet satisfied with what he has achieved so far in the reading contest as he is set to attain another world record. Bayode, who read for 120 hours two years ago to break the world record, is set to read for twenty days, which is about 480 hours, with other four members of his foundation, iRead Afrika, in August this year. He made this…

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Origin Gardens Plan N5b Worth Of Tourism Investments In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu -We are partnering with Origin Gardens – LASG The first phase of the proposed Origin Gardens Wildlife Park and Leisure Arcade, worth about N5 billion naira and expected to create employment opportunities for thousands of people, will commence in May 2020. This was revealed at a press conference organized to present the initiative which is being facilitated by the Origin Groups in partnership with the Lagos State Government, Mercury Dredging and Construction Limited, Ikorodu Division Economic Forum, Beijing New Building Material (Group) Company Limited, Jay Steel Roofing Limited,…

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Greater Lagos 2020: Gov Sanwo-Olu Promises Greater Attention To Tourism, Entertainment Sector

The tourism and entertainment sector in Lagos State would receive due attention from the State Government in the year 2020, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised. Governor Sanwo-Olu made the pledge at the grand finale and end of the year fun and entertainment Extravaganza organised by the state government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The event which kicked off simultaneously in five different centres across the state namely: Ikorodu, Badagry, Agege, Victoria Island and Epe respectively on Christmas Day, climaxed on the New Year Eve…

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