Following the death of iconic Nigerian comedian, dramatist and filmmaker, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, the Best Of Nollywood Awards, BON has renamed its comedy category after the late legend.
A statement by the Head of the Best of Nollywood Jury, Niran Adedokun explained that the award will “henceforth be known as the Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year Award in recognition the contributions that the late veteran artiste made to the development of comedy in Nigeria.
Adedokun , who noted that Bala Sala was a total performer whose early investments in the alongside many of his contemporaries laid the foundation for the increasingly growing entertainment industry.
“Being Nigeria’s leading homegrown and home focused movie awards, the Best of Nollywood Awards honours the memory of this great man and have decided to name our comedy awards after him. It is the least that we can do as a Nigerian award even though we understand that he deserves much more and hope that our government will consider immortalizing him in some way, the statement offered.
He expressed the condolences of the organisers of the award to the Adejumo family urging them to take solace in the enviable legacy of the late filmmaker who started his career in show business as a highlife musician in 1964 with a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies and was noted to have tutored and guided the Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, who was his lead guitarist at the time.
Former Encomium Editor, Tade Asifat eulogizes former boss, Kunle Bakare as he launches ‘The Message’ magazine in Lagos
Sunday, November 25, 2018, marked a humble beginning in the history of The Message, a magazine owned by former editor of Encomiun magazine, Tade ASIFAT as he launched it with dignitaries from different facets of life present.
The event that took place at Presken Hotel, Ikeja was well attended by media experts, captains in the banking industry, educational sector and other spheres with an inspiring lecture to go home with.
The chief host of the day, Mr Kunle Bakare was dazed when the celebrant Tade Asifat unveiled some home truth about his publisher of many years, the love, and the keen role he played in his life in his sojourn as a journalist with Encomium Magazine.
Kunle Bakare in his reaction congratulated Tade Asifat having taken a bold step in setting up a Magazine of his own at a time when the industry is facing serious challenges.
He wished him well and admonished him to brace up and take up the future task as he journeys his ways as a publisher in the field of journalism.
Tade Asifat expressed his gratitude to his boss and described the Encomium Magazine publisher as a teacher of teachers in media industry.
He said, “With The Message Int’l Magazine, we are set to add value to the society through balanced news reportorial.”
Amongst those present in the entertainment industry were; Sade Omoniyi a.k.a Lepa Shandy; Segun Blessings, Adex Labule; Millany Silver, D’code and others.
Others present were; Access bank, Abdul Imoyo, UBA, Nasir Olanrewaju Rahman. Hon Abdullahi Abba from Niger state and many more.
Chief, Prof ‘Lai Olurode was the lecturer at the event, while some eminent personalities were awarded for their outstanding contributions to the development of the society in various ways.
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