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Published On: Thu, Mar 5th, 2015

When AY, Ali Baba, Other Entertainers Honour Uduaghan with Entertainment Industry Lifetime Award (PICS)

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LAGOS MARCH 4TH (URHOBOTODAY)-It was a night parked with fun, laughter, pomp and pageantry Wednesday in Asaba as members of the entertainment industry held a “Thank You Concert/Dinner” in honour of the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan to appreciate his support for the industry.
The Event which brought the crème-de – la –crème in the entertainment industry including veterans like Opa Williams, Oris Wiliki, Ras Kimono, Daddy Showkey, Ali Baba, Sammie Okposio, Emma Ogosi, AY, Gordons. Iyanya, Fred Amata, Zeb Ejiro, Emma Grey, DJ Humility, Mandy, Omoni Oboli, was capped with the presentation of a lifetime Award of Excellence to the governor.

Governor Emmanuel of Uduaghan  of Delta State (2nd right), speaking to journalists during a Thank You Concert organized by entertainers of Delta State origin in honour of the governor in Asaba

Governor Emmanuel of Uduaghan of Delta State (2nd right), speaking to journalists during a Thank You Concert organized by entertainers of Delta State origin in honour of the governor in Asaba


The entertainers commended Uduaghan for his massive support for the entertainment industry which has taken a lot of youths off the streets and improved their talents.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan disclosed that the human resource development not oil was the greatest resource of the country.
He explained that Delta State has keyed into the development of this resource that was why Deltans can be found in all spheres of human endeavours whether politics, banking, sports, media, or the entertainment industry.
“Our biggest resource is not oil but the human being, in every field in Nigeria, Deltans are there, in banking, media, politics, or entertainment industry”, the governor said.
Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan (right) dancing galala with Daddy Showkey

Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan (right) dancing galala with Daddy Showkey


Governor Uduaghan explained that one of the gains of his administration’s Delta Beyond Oil Initiative was making the state especially Asaba an entertainment hub stating that “ Delta State has the talents, the people and the enabling environment to achieve our dream for the entertainment industry, all we have tried to do is to develop the talents, it is not surprising that most of the artistes especially comedians are from Warri or grew up there”.
Ccross section of entertainers

Ccross section of entertainers


He charged Nigerians to always show appreciation for every support received, saying “nothing is as gratifying as showing appreciation for the support one has received, this act of appreciation by the members of the entertainment industry is so gladdening, I never expected something so big as this gathering”.
“I want to let you know that I am also appreciative of the little time we spent together over lunch or breakfast in my house, when I am with you. You make laugh, you entertain me, it helped to reduce the stress of the work”.
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While accepting that more need to be done for the growth of the industry in the state, Uduaghan disclosed that the State Government would explore the possibility of holding a carnival and boat regatta in the nearest future.
Ali Baba, Zeb Ejiro, Opa Williams, I Go Save, Ayo Makun among others in their goodwill messages, commended Dr. Uduaghan for his massive support for the entertainment industry which has taken a lot of our youths off the streets and improved their talents.

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