Yesterday I was on transit and my phone battery got drained from calls from allover the world asking me to watch myself & other Nollywood stars in a movie premiered on satellite TV channel African movie epic (DSTV/GOTV).
It made every Igala who watched it proud and a lady who called even began to cry as she showered prayers on myself, my dear sister Maimuna Abaji & all those involved in the movie.
While i thank you all for the calls and prayers, it got me thinking this morning & I had to pen this;
The Kogi state council for arts and culture is a hub of so much creative talent but alas a visit to the council office with the dilapidated buildings & the collapsed uncompleted open air theatre would make you weep for this same council that has continued to win laurels but home and abroad for the state.
Imagine what will / can happen if funds or a revolving loan is invested or infused by government, institutions or any wealthy individual for practitioners of the sector to use and return & it revolves as it is done in other states.
I believe more can be done for our practitioners of the creative industry in Kogi and Igala land in particular to be able to stand tall with their counterparts from other climes.