May 28, 2023

The Minister for Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed during a meeting with the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) on Wednesday, announced the appointment into office of some Nollywood veterans… The Minister for Information said , “Government has decided to set up the committee made up of industry stakeholders to look into the best way to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on the industry.”

Segun Arinze (actor/producer)

The committee is organised to advise the Government on how to mitigate job and revenue losses in the sector as well as to create succour for the industry small businesses, however the team will also suggest the type of taxation and financing that is best for the industry at this time to encourage growth.

Chioma Ude

Names of selected members of the committee includes: Segun Arinze- Actor and Producer, Ali Baba- Comedy, Film, and TV (Chairman); Bolanle Austen Peters-Film and Performing Arts (TerraKulture); Charles Novia- Television and Independent Producer (TeenTV), Baba Agba- Film Director (BCI Studios), Kene Okwuosa- Cinema and Distribution (Film house), Ali Jita- Actor and Musician, Efe Omoregbe- Record labels and collective rights management (Hypertek/Now Muzik), Prince Daniel Aboki- Radio and Film (CoolFM/ Wazobia), Chioma Ude – Streaming (Envivo); Olumade Adesemowo – Television and Platform (FreeTV); Dare Art Alade – Livespot Entertainment; Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim – Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON); Anita Eboigbe – News Agency of Nigeria (Secretary)

Ali Baba (comedian)

The Minister said “We are still expecting the representatives of the Fashion, Publishing, Photography as well as Hospitality and Travel sectors and also the Committee has four weeks from today to submit its report.”

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