The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised that tourism and entertainment sectors in Lagos State would receive more attention from the State Government in the year 2020.
Sanwo-Olu made the promise at the grand finale of the “Greater Lagos 2020 Extravaganza” organised by the State government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
The event which kicked off simultaneously in five different centres – Ikorodu, Badagry, Agege, Victoria Island and Epe respectively on Christmas Day, climaxed on New Year’s Eve until the early hours of January 1, 2020.
The Governor, who attended the Eko Atlantic Centre of the event for the grand finale in Victoria Island, assured participants that the New Year holds greater potentials for the State in general and the entertainment sector in particular.
In his words, “I can assure you all that this Year 2020 will be the beginning of greater, bigger and mightier things to happen in our entertainment and tourism industry. Let’s pray that Lagos continues to be prosperous, just as I pray that each and every one of us will have a better Year 2020 and beyond”.
While commending Lagosians for their large turn-out at the designated venues, he applauded the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and sponsors in organising a successful outing.
“I want to thank our sponsors and the Ministry of Tourism for their efforts. This is Lagos, the Centre of Excellence and pacesetter among other States in this country. This year, you are going to see unprecedented development in Lagos. It has started, you will begin to see and acknowledge it”, the Governor stated.
On her part, the State Commissioner for Tourism, Mrs. Shuli Adebolu had earlier reported that with over 10,000 participants attending each of the five venues of the event on a daily basis, not less than 350,000 Lagosians would have participated in this year’s edition of the annual music and entertainment show.
Adebolu noted that the free show was peaceful throughout the duration with participants conducting themselves in an orderly manner without security breaches in any of the locations.
She said, “I am also impressed and happy that Lagosians fully participated in this year’s celebrations across the five centres. In fact, I can boldly say that Lagosians conducted themselves responsibly and no untoward incident happened from the first day of the show to the grand finale”.
The finals of the Talent Hunt, which is one of the side attractions of the event across all the five centres of the show produced Samuel Olawarinde from Agege venue as the best dancer while Jazz from Eko Atlantic City venue emerged the overall best Music Rapper.
Jazz, a female upcoming music artiste won N5Million worth recording deal while Olawarinde went home with an undisclosed amount of money.
Top-notch Artistes in the entertainment industry who performed at the event were led by the likes of Olamide, Rema, Fireboy, Zlatan, and Naira Marley among several other upcoming ones.