Tolulope Ayileka

The National Theatre has been bestowed with an award of excellence as a commendable symbol of friendship, diplomacy, and unity between Nigeria and Ghana advancing its course through sports, culture, trade, commerce, and entertainment.

This was at Ghana’s 66th Independence Thanksgiving Reception which took place in Lagos where the management team of the National Theatre led by GM/CEO Prof. Sunday Ododo was received with pomp and pageantry.

Prof Sunday Ododo who was also the chairman of the occasion appreciated the chief host of the event, Joseph Anayo Odebeatu, CEO of Ojez Entertainment for the honour and privilege given to his team and the National Theatre. He went ahead to commend him for his efforts in bringing the two strongholds of West Africa, Nigeria and Ghana under the same roof.

He equated the relationship between the two countries as one of healthy sibling rivalry. Prof Ododo also commended the host for using the tool of entertainment as an olive branch between the countries. Revealing that the relationship Ojez Entertainment and the National Theatre has with Ghana is a commendable and praiseworthy one.

The General Manager of Sparkling FM, Effiong Nyong was in attendance and gave a remarkable address on the pre-colonial and post-colonial relationship between Nigeria and Ghana and how they have been able to stay connected and maintain deep relations through music, sports, culture and entertainment. He also revealed that the Elders Forum will be returning to Nigeria and Ghana to further strengthen the bond.

Also in attendance was the special guest of honour, Her Excellency Samata Gifty Bukari, The Deputy High Commissioner of Ghana to Nigeria and The National President of Neghacon, Hon. Frank Ekow Quaye.

Several Nollywood veterans such as Charles Inojie, Chinedu Ikedieze, Segun Arinze and many others were also in attendance to show their support for the prestigious occasion.

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