The Ekiti State Government in conjunction with an entertainment promoter, ScoopConcepts Media, has concluded arrangements to celebrate illustrious Ekiti entertainers who have put the state on global recognition including Sola Sobowale, Odunlade Adekola and , Foluke Daramola.
Others include Sade Adu, Falz, Yinka Ayefele, Fade Ogunro, Sesan Ogunro, Mayd, Kemi Adetiba, Yinka Ayefele, Tosin Adarabioyo, Phlex, Sasha, Bukky Fagbuyi, Tope Tedela, Teni Ola, Niniola, Mosunmola Filani, Dr Frabz, Puffytee, and Fliptyce.
The Ekiti-born leading artistes will be celebrated at the Ekiti State All-Star Concert 2017 scheduled for November 25, to honour them as Youth Ambassadors for putting their home state on the global entertainment map.
Addressing a news conference in Ado-Ekiti to herald the event, Chief Executive Officer of ScoopConcepts Media, Mr. Sunday Kolawole, explained that the show was also conceived to lay the foundation of role modeling for future stars in the industry.
He explained further that All-Star Concert would also serve as a veritable avenue to showcase Ekiti State to the outside world and a means to positively channel the focus of the young generation to using showbiz as a launching pad to greatness.
Kolawole said: “The objective of this is to celebrate our own on their land. It will be an opportunity to bring together the people of Ekiti on one common ground. Ekiti is blessed with great talents and legends, who have created exceptional reputation for themselves in the entertainment industry, locally and internationally”.
Commissioner for Information, Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi, said the state government fully supports the show to positively engage the youths and draw them away from crime and anti-social vices. He said: “This is just part of efforts geared towards galvanising the youths and get them constructively engaged, rather than leaving them to engage in cultism, kidnapping and other vices.
The Director of Arts, Tourism and Culture in the Bureau of Arts and Culture, Mr Banji Adelusi, said the show would afford the state government an opportunity to showcase tourist sites in the state like Ikogosi Warm Spring, Arinta Waterfalls, Ogun Onire Groove among others.