Lagos First Lady Commends NNPC, SNEPCo Initiative on Music Talent Hunt
LAGOS MAY 17TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode has commended the NNPC/SNEPCo initiative on musical talent hunt.
Bolanle Ambode who is the special guest of honour at the 14th edition of the all Lagos Secondary Schools Choral competition sponsored by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) noted that beyond the competition was the opportunity to groom songsters who combine their musical talent with education.
“In 14 years since the programme began, many young talents have been discovered, raised and nurtured to stardom,” the first lady, represented by Mrs. Mrs Jumoke Adeyemi observed, just as she urged children to invest their time wisely in useful and productive engagements like music.
Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investments Management Services (NAPIMS), Mr. Dafe Sejebor, restated the commitment of the agency to the support of “initiatives that will positively impact the lives of Nigerians.”
Represented by Mrs. Bunmi Lawson, the NAPIMS boss noted that music had the potential to help students in the development of their brain and raising their state of consciousness, among other benefits.
In his remarks, Managing Director of SNEPCo, Mr. Bayo Ojulari, represented by the Government Relations Manager, Alan Udi, said SNEPCo was committed to preserving the dying culture of traditional folksongs, and the moral lessons that they teach.
“SNEPCo views music as a crucial community builder. We are therefore committed to engaging and empowering our young people, giving them the opportunity to develop their talents in all areas.”
The choir of the Muritala Mohammed Airport Secondary School, Ikeja – Lagos won the just concluded 14th edition of the all Lagos secondary schools choral competition.
With a brilliant rendition of Sally Albrecht’s Friends On Our Left, and William Barnes’ Linden Lea, the school’s mixed choir cruised home to a victory which earned them individual prizes and musical instruments for their school.
Halifield Secondary School, Maryland, came second, while Holy Child College, Obalende, emerged third.