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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend said the state government has emerged as entertainment in Africa continent, saying his administration will continue to utilise the elements of arts, culture, entertainment, tourism and sports to showcase the potentials that abound in the state.
The Governor who stated this when he hosted members and nominees of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) to a cocktail at the Lagos House, Ikeja, noted that the state was honoured to be hosting the 2016 AFRIMA awards.
He said, “As you already know, Lagos is a mega city with a vibrant artistic soul. Our aim as the entertainment capital of Africa is to continue to use arts, culture, entertainment, tourism and sports to promote excellence in our state.
“This of course is the reason why we are hosting the AFRIMA awards this year and why we are always willing to open our doors to great and credible initiatives that align with our vision to be the foremost hub for tourism and entertainment in Africa.”
Ambode said he was impressed with the quality of performances exhibited by the artistes at the AFRIMA music village during their performances, saying it was a good prelude to the main awards night.
“I therefore thank the organizers and the AU delegate for this great initiative and for a job well done. More importantly, my hearty congratulations go to all the nominees. In Lagos, you are all winners and we promise to see you again,” he said.