FOOTPRINTS OF DAVID, STELLA MONYE CELEBRATE SANWO-OLU AT 56

Lagosians, especially lovers of creative contents, were on Thursday and Friday’s evening thrilled to the best of creative performances and musical renditions at an event hosted by Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in partnership with Footprints of David and Ace Musician, Stella Monye, in celebration of the 56th birthday of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.

Speaking at the event held at the Glover Memorial Hall, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, eulogised the creative energies of the Footprints of David troupe performance and expressed appreciation for celebrating him the creative way.

He also thanked the Creative Director of Footprints of David Arts Foundation, Mr. Seun Awobajo, for a job well done and for giving hope to the young creative minds from the Bariga area of the State.

In the same vein, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, while speaking on Friday at the Musical event staged by Stella Monye to celebrate the Governor, described Governor Sanwo-Olu as a dedicated and passionate leader, who has the vision to achieve advanced development and the ‘Greater Lagos’ vision for all.

According to her, the celebration by members of the creative industry was in appreciation of the lofty policies, plans and projects that the Governor had initiated for its practitioners.

On his part, the Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Bonu Solomon, commended Mr. Governor for identifying and honouring the various entertainers at the “Obi At’orogbo” event held in Glover Memorial Hall.

He said that the presence of the Governor spoke volumes about his love for the young entertainers, especially the troupe of City of David Foundation, which has distinguished itself in carving a niche for the Foundation.

The Convener of the musical event, Stella Monye, commended the present administration for creating an enabling environment for investments to thrive across all sectors including the creative industry.

Speaking on behalf of the Creative Industry, a veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, equally praised Governor Sanwo-Olu for giving wings to the dreams of the young theatre practitioners of Footprint of David.

He described Governor Sanwo-Olu as a great supporter of the Arts and crusader of noble causes.

In appreciation of the Governor’s leadership and as a token for his birthday, Governor Sanwo-Olu was presented a gift by the Baale of Orile-Bariga, High Chief Waheed Agiri at the Glover Memorial Hall event.

Similarly, an award of recognition was presented to the Governor during the Musical event of 104 Choral Voices alongside the Commissioner, Mrs. Akinbile-Yussuf, who also received an award for supporting the creative industry.

The cultural and musical events, which started on the eve of the Governor’s Birthday at the Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, came to a climax at the Eko FM Multi-Purpose Hall with several musical renditions and a special appearance by the Choral group of Adeniran College of Education, AOCOED, Ijanikin, Lagos as well as an interlude rendition by Victor Ashaka from Badagry, who also thrilled the audience with his creative composition.

The performance at the Glover Memorial Hall was an exhibition of Culture, blended with percussion and was well attended by dignitaries from all walks of life including the Governor’s wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and top government functionaries.