A former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has requested the Federal Authorities to take over and accurately fund the film village primarily based by the doyen of Nigerian theatre, late Chief Hubert Ogunde in Ososa, Odogbolu Native Authorities Area of the state.
Daniel, who’s the All Progressives Congress senatorial candidate for Ogun East, outlined that amongst his agenda to the Nationwide Assembly is to get the Federal Authorities to take curiosity in and help the occasion of the film village in Ososa.
He talked about this on Friday all through an empowerment programme held as part of actions of his ward-to-ward tour of Odogbolu Native Authorities Area of the state.
The earlier governor talked about it was vital for the federal authorities to reposition the movie and leisure enterprise inside the nation for optimum income know-how and most benefits.
Daniel recalled how the late Ogunde, who hailed from Ososa in Odogbolu Native Authorities Area, carried out a major pioneering place and revolutionised the apply of theatre arts in Nigeria, together with that what’s now typically referred to as Nollywood might very properly be traced to his legendary exploits.
Primarily based on him, with satisfactory help from the Federal Authorities, the film and leisure enterprise will help in creating further jobs and consequently propel monetary progress and progress of the nation.
He talked about that the state remained a very powerful exporter of entertainers in Nigeria, saying it continued to be the hub of worldwide leisure.
He talked about, “Ogun State continues to be the hub of worldwide leisure. The model new sound from the alternative aspect being celebrated worldwide comes from us. Whereas we’re fully completely happy to share these abilities with the rest of the world, they belong to us. Converse of Olamide, D’banj, Kizz Daniel, Laycon, Fireboy DML, Asa, Wande Coal and Reminisce, amongst others, come from proper right here.
“As we led the 70s, 80s and 90s with the likes of Ebenezer Obey, Fela, Haruna Ishola, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, Sir Shina Peters, Adewale Ayuba, Salawa Abeni, Batile Alake, Tope Alabi, so are we principal the model new age. Nevertheless not merely in music; Nollywood at the moment is championed by the likes of Tunde Kelani, Yemi Shodimu and fairly just a few of us from this state.
“Ogun State, resulting from this truth, should be given specific consideration inside the progress of the leisure enterprise. The Nationwide Council of Arts and Custom (NCAC) should take over the film village in Ososa for proper funding.”
The senatorial candidate vowed to help legal guidelines and insurance coverage insurance policies which may make the leisure enterprise further vibrant and productive to grasp its potential.