The Lagos State Government on Friday unveiled a television reality show tagged ‘Kampus Stars’ to address youth restiveness and make the state a hub of talented youths.
Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, during the unveiling ceremony in Alausa, Ikeja, said the project would help discover talented and creative minds in various higher institutions of learning.
She said the project was a reality show with a difference that would help Nigerian youths channel their energy into positive use.
Akinbile-Yusuf said the show was organised in conjunction with Content Warehouse Ltd.
“With the unveiling of Lagos Kampus Stars, we will be celebrating the versatility of the various higher institutions in Lagos State and the abundance of creativity and talents in our youths.
“We are using this programme to further build on the inherent creativity of the people of Lagos and establish the state as a vibrant and innovative tourism destination that diversifies the economy, creates jobs across multiple tourism segments and offers the world access to the ingenuity and hospitality of the residents,” she said.
Akinbile-Yusuf said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as a lover of youths, gives premium attention to youth related initiatives, especially through capacity development exemplified by the event.
She said that the governor was working out modalities on creating a sustainable development and growth for the youths not only in tourism, entertainment, arts and culture, but also in educational empowerment and skills acquisition.
Akinbile-Yusuf said the aim was to transform youth restiveness into productive venture adding that the youths accounted for over 65 per cent of the nation’s population.
“As we all know, the youths are the strength and vigour of a society.
“We believe that youths are not only the future of tomorrow in Lagos State and must be carried along in our developmental plans to achieve the needed balance in our society.
“In addition to the fun among the participants, the programme will further endear our youths to using their immeasurable intelligence and creativity into initiating a better life, which is part of the dream and vision of our governor,” Akinbile-Yusuf said.
Earlier, a renowned movie producer, Tade Ogidan, Head, Technical Crew for the project, explained the modalities for the entire reality show.
Ogidan said participants would be picked from different tertiary institutions within the state and after series of auditioning, 18 finalists would be selected and accommodated for eight weeks.
The participants would visit eight Lagos State ministries to be educated on the operations of each ministry after which each of them would compose a music based on what they learnt in any of the ministries, guided by renowned choreographers and musicians.
He said the participant with the best music would emerge the overall winner and rewarded with a brand-new car and a cash prize of N10 million.
“We will have Gov. Sanwo-Olu as the lead judge along with other specialists in that area.
“Within the eight weeks this is meant to run, the beauty of Lagos State would have been exposed to the world and gradually the state would be creating a future hub of talents,” Ogidan said.
Mr Solomon Bonu, Special Adviser to the governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, said the event would be an opportunity for the participating youths to be the next Davido.
I can no longer hid I was born, bred a CCC member – Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele, An Actress turned-politician has declared she is a member of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) saying she was born and raised in the White garment Church .
She stated this in a viral video where she was seen in a CCC wearing the garment accompanied with her elder sister.
The Actress said she often visits celestial church secretly whenever faced with challenges.
Reassuring members of the church, Akindele stated that she ceased hiding her membership of CCC and called on clergy men to keep praying for her.
Funke Akindele is the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial candidate running mate.
Tanzanian Police release Kizz Daniel from custody
Nigerian singer, Oluwatobiloba Anidugbe, better known as Kizz Daniel has been released from the custody of the Tanzanian police
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this in a tweet.
The Nigerian singer was arrested following alleged failure to perform at the Warehouse, Old Nextdoor Arena in the East African country on Sunday night as part of his Afro Classic World Tour.
His failure to turn up led to fans damaging part of the concert arena.
The organisers had Kizz Daniel and some of his crew members arrested by policemen from their hotel as a result of the no-show.
“He has just been released but his lawyers will report to the station tomorrow. He should be home anytime soon”, Dabiri tweeted in response to how the Nigerian Embassy in Tanzania was assisting Daniel.
Femi, Seun Remembers Fela 25 years after death
The Kuti family on Tuesday marked the 25th death anniversary of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Remembering their late father, who died on August 2, 1997, Femi and Seun Anikulapo-Kiti, also musicians, paid tribute to the legendary singer.
Hailing Fela as the soul of Afrobeat, Femi noted that he missed his father, even after 25 years of the icon’s demise.
Sharing a post in the early hours of Tuesday, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti said, “25 years on, still in our hearts. I miss you more and more. The one and only Abami Eda #FELA. The soul of #Afrobeat.”
On his part, Seun Kuti said, “25 years ago, you transitioned. Words can’t begin to express how much more alive you have become in spirit, as we continue to strive for the Africa you fought for. We continue to ask that you allow your light to guide our path. Ase!!”
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