The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation has indicated its willingness to collaborate with ace fuji artiste, General Kollington Ayinla as he celebrates his 50th anniversary on stage and also launch his music foundation.
The promise was given by the Director-General of NTDC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe when the veteran musician alongside members of his delegation visited the tourism village in Abuja.
Otunba Runsewe, speaking during the visit, stated that the fuji General needs to be celebrated as he has undertaken a music career spanning into decades devoid of controversy.
He stressed that “we need to celebrate our best especially those who have contributed immensely to the development of indigenous music genres like fuji and juju.”
He further commended General Kollington for his innovation particularly in his introduction of several local music percussion that have stood the test of time. Runsewe assured Kollington of NTDC’s support for the anniversary and setting up of his foundation.
The event which is slated for April 28th in Lagos will feature greats like King Sunny Ade, Pasuma, Femi Ransomkuti, Ebenezer Obe, Obesere amongst others while top personalities‘ like the governors of Lagos, Osun, Kwara and Ekiti respectively are expected to grace the occasion.
Expressing his gratitude, General Kollington thanked Otunba Runsewe for his kind gesture maintaining that he came to solicit the corporation’s support because tourism, culture and music are related.
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