Kith & Kin Inducts Nollywood Actress, Sola Kosoko As Cultural Ambassador

Kunle Adelabu

-Rocks school evirons with fireworks as school celebrates Xmas party

Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Chief Learning Officer, KKES (left), Chief (Mrs) Kemi Olusanya Director, KKES (2nd right) and other guests and students with Mrs Sola Kosoko, a popular Nollywood actress and producer while her portrait is being inveiled as the KKES Ambassador for Arts & Culture during the school’s Xmas Carnival on Friday

In its preparations towards the hosting of the first edition of its Festival of Arts & Culture, in February 2024, Kith & Kin Educational School (KKES), Owode – Ibeshe in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, has unveiled the popular Nollywood actress and film director, Mrs Sola Kosoko, as its Cultural Ambassador.

She was unveiled as the schools’ Ambassador for Arts & Culture at the KKES December Carnival which witnessed large attendance of students of the school, parents, friends and associates.

The event, which was held at the KKES Sports Arena, featured lots of fun, games, dance and songs, while Santa Claus with his children were also in attendance.

While the unveiling of the actress marked the height of this year’s Xmas celebration by the school, the fireworks that followed which attendees were expecting took the ceremony to another height, with both old and young guests shouting on top of their voices in approval of the fire crackers.

Chairman, KKES PTA, Mr Oluwole Osewa and others cutting the celebration cake

The fireworks, which lasted for about an hour, threw the entire Owode community into great frenzy, as residents, outside the venue of the KKES December Carnival, partook in the fireworks, capturing the moment with their phones, while they equally shouted to reflect their joy.

Meanwhile, Sola Kosoko, after the unveiling of her portrait, expressed her appreciation to the school’s owner for the gesture and pledged to assist in developing the creative talents in the school.

She was welcomed by the Chief Learning Officer of the school, Asipa Kaoli Olatunji Olusanya, his wife and Director of the School, Chief (Mrs) Olukemi Olusanya, Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the school, Mr Oluwole Osewa, and other dignitaries.

“I like to express my profound gratitude to God Almighty, for the gift of life and for sparing our lives to see this beautiful and wonderful day”, she said

“My sincerest appreciation to our dear daddy and mummy, Chief & Mrs Kaoli Olusanya. Thank you very much. I feel so honoured to be here today.

School choir performing

“Of course, entertainment is my first calling and I will be more than happy and willing to be part of this great family. I would make sure that I give it my best.

“I will ensure that the entertainment Club in Kith & Kin, by the special grace of God, would be taking to the next level”, she assured.

Kosoko also assured the school that she would assist the school in preparing students interested in entertainment to develop and ready for stardom.

“As we all are aware that the entertainment is at topnotch level as we speak, so, we must prepare the children to move with time; feed them with the right information to get ready for their future”, she said.

“We would bring out the talents embedded in them in this great school, Kith & Kin, by the special grace of God. They are all going to be great. Thank you, daddy and mummy. I am so honoured”.

School’s orchestra band performing during the festival.

Introducing the actress and explaining the reason for honouring her, a staff of one of the leading schools in the state, had informed the large gathering that the school is planning to stage a festival of Arts & Culture next year and resolved at unveiling cultural ambassador to be the face of the upcoming festival.

At the event, special Xmas songs were delivered by the Schools’ Choir, orchestral and other groups, while different classes also took to the stage to showcase their dance steps to the admiration of the guests, and also added fun to the evening.

Santa Claus making entry into the carnival ground.
Asipa Kaoli with two of the school’s students
Awodogans at the KKES carnival
Parents and students at the carnival
Some of the students and their parents at the Santa Clause corner
KKES students getting small chops during the carnival.
Fireworks at the KKES Xmas Carnival
Fireworks at the carnival.

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