Published on Sep 22, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has made it clear that Nigerian entertainment industry is in a class of its own and can’t be compared with any other.
He said: “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 what our people are doing.”
Professor Osinbajo, who spoke today, Friday, when he received the cast of Wakaa: The Musical at the Presidential Villa, said that entertainment industry has indeed proved clearly that “without anybody, even government coming to their aid, they can hold their own.”
He said however that the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would lend its support in whatever way it can, saying that he had seen some of the performances of the group who he said was absolutely amazing and extremely professional.
This was even as the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said that the Wakaa Musical performance which has been staged in several places, including London, is about writing the name of Nigeria in gold, all over the world.
The Wakaa cast was led by Bolanle Austen-Peters, Producer and Director and Bimbo Manuel, an actor.
In her remarks, Austen-Peters expressed delight in the encouragement the Vice President gave to them, adding: “it shows we are doing something.”
The group extended invitation to the Vice President as Special Guest of Honour at a Command Performance of Wakaa on October 2, during the grand finale of the 9-day performance of the musical in Abuja.
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. It is a production of BAPS Productions.
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