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Lagos Govt Hands Over Iconic Glover Hall To Olu, Joke Jacobs’ Theatre Company

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The Lagos State Government, on Thursday, handed over the management of the iconic Glover Memorial Hall to Lufodo, a theatre and film production company founded by Olu and Joke Jacobs.

The Glover Memorial Hall (GMH) is a heritage building for theatre and performing arts in Lagos. It was built in 1887 in honour of the second governor of Lagos Colony, Sir John Hawley Glover. It was, in 1903, the first to host the public screening of a film in Nigeria.

After a rigorous bidding process for the concession to manage GMH, Lufodo won, and on Thursday, the Commissioner of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, along with the Permanent Secretary, Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi, and Director of Theatre, Mr Ogunsote, handed over the management of the hall to Lufudo.

Speaking during the short hand-over ceremony, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture said Lufodo Productions was appointed due to its expertise, envisaging that the organisation would further enhance the visibility and viability of the hall.

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Lufodo in partnership with ciuciconsulting – a leading consulting and operations management firm – will manage GMH for the next five years.

This partnership will have both Mrs. Jacobs and Ifeoma Monye as co-CEOs. Mrs Jacobs will be in charge of artistic direction and Ms Ononye, operations.

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Also, a new board has been established with Gbenga Oyebode as the Chairman.

The board members include Taiwo Taiwo, Ms Silva, Tony Rapu, Soji Jacobs, Ifeoma Monye, and Amina Abubakar Bello.

Speaking at the event, Ms Jacobs thanked the Lagos State government for its trust in Lufodo and assured that the trust has not and will not be misplaced.

Ms Monye, a partner at Ciuciconsulting, said, “This handover is symbolic and shows that Lagos State is interested in the development of the performing arts industry. With more Public-Private Partnerships, there is no limit to the growth that the great state and nation will experience.”

The 1000-capacity Glover Memorial Hall was refurbished by the project contractor, Sustainable Procurement Services Ltd, and handed over to the Lagos State Government in March 2021.

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Iyabo Ojo Mimics Mummy GO, Recreates Evangelist’s Controversial Sermon (Video)

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Popular Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Ojo has recreated a sermon by controversial General Overseer, Rapture Proclaimer Evangelical Church of God, Evang. Funmilayo Adebayo aka Mummy GO.

The star actress shared the video of her mimicking the woman of God.

In the video, she could be seen wearing a blue beret on a black Jacket and blue skirt resembling that worn by the Mummy G.O.

She then went ahead to recreate the popular Evangelist’s sermon on “990 years in the kingdom of darkness”.

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Just In: Juju Music Maestro, Dayo Kujore Is Dead

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Veteran singer Dayo Kujore is dead. Sources in the home of the popular Juju singer first announced his death on Monday.

The Soko Extra Crooner was said to have given up the ghost earlier today.

According to the daughter, Ayinke Kujore, Dayo Kujore died a few hours ago.

Hours after, the singer’s widow reportedly confirmed the death.

The Nation reliably gathered the singer was confirmed dead at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, Lagos.

Dayo Kujore was born on April 4, 1958 in Abeokuta, Ogun state. He would have turned 64 on April 4, 2022.

He began playing the guitar at 10 and rose to become popular for creating a new tune from the Juju genre called Soko music.

Some of his released albums include Elevation, Wisdom, Joy, Easy Life, and the popular Soko Xtra.

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How MC Oluomo Reconciled Iyabo Ojo, Fathia Balogun

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Nollywood actresses, Iyabo Ojo and Faithia Williams, have quashed their two-year beef as the duo shared loved-up pictures of each other.

The Lagos State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo is presently receiving all the accolades for engineering the reunion of the two warring actors.

MC Oluomo with the help of actor Olaiya Igwe brought the two actresses, Iyabo Ojo and Faithia Balogun, who have been at loggerheads for over two years now, under a roof to iron out the faults and let peace reign.

Sources say the reconciliation took a few hours as both parties aired out their grievances at each other and then rounded up with sincere apologies.

It will be recalled that Iyabo Ojo and Fathia Balogun fell apart after Faithia reportedly leaked how Iyabo Ojo almost lost her life over surgery.

As a result, actress Iyabo Ojo called out Faithia Williams on her 51st birthday and tagged her as a witch.

Some months later, many thought the actresses were back together after Fathia posted a condolence message on Instagram when Iyabo Ojo lost her mum.

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Fans hailed Faithia’s move and hoped for a neutral ground to end all transgressions will be made until she deleted the condolence post after Iyabo Ojo failed to acknowledge the condolence message.

 

 

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