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Abuja Body of Comedians Hosts Dinner Reception To Appraise Performance

 

...As Gordons, Kevin Sapp, Others Attend


The umbrella body of comedians in the FCT, the Abuja Body of Comedians (ABC) on Sunday, 8th January, 2023 hosted a dinner reception for its members where industry players x-rayed the performance of that sub-sector of entertainment in the past year and ways it could be enhanced better for efficiency. 


The reception which took place at TSC Garden Area 3, behind UBA Bank was hosted by the president of the body, Onome da Saint. 


Addressing the Abuja comedians, Onome Da Saint (Onome Ohwodo) praised them for being part of efforts to reposition entertain in Abuja and the country at large. 

He said the body under his leadership will continue to advocate for decency and maturity even while entertaining guests at events, noting that the body is aware of various categories of audience at social functions and will continue to uphold maturity in its activities. 


A popular radio presenter and MC, Ben 200 (Benjamin Ubiri) Station Manager - We FM said the ABC must begin to expand its tentacles by reaching partnership deals with radio stations within the FCT to attract publicity which he said the industry needs to thrive. 


He said the comedy sub-sector of entertainment is gaining new steam in Abuja which must be sustained through adequate publicity, even as he noted that it has generated employment opportunities directly and indirectly to teeming young people. 

Also speaking, the national president of Association of Beauty Pageant and Fashion Exhibition Organisers of Nigeria, ABPFEON, Mr. Olufunsho Ajagbonna popularly known as King Fajag said as a showbiz industry, the entertainers should begin to pay attention to the business aspect of their craft for optimum performance. 


Mr Idowu Olusayero, A representative and CEO of Option A Media, a leading brand in screen lighting and sound urged the entertainers to make more investment in their brands to meet the dynamic needs of fun-seekers in the nation's capital. 


A public relations practitioner and the CEO Amity Global, Mr. Alex Nwankwo, popularly known as AlexReports appealed to event organisers to take every aspect of publicity with the utmost seriousness. 

He said media visibility especially in the new media is very critical as it satisfies the crave of event sponsors. He called on the ABC to shun the temptation of not taking after-event publicity seriously as a way of continuously attracting goodwill especially from sponsors. 


Others that spoke extensively are Amb. Wahala (Lukmon Oni) - VP -Abuja Body of Comedians, Dj Kool (Tade Adeyemi) National President - DJ Association of Nigeria (DJAN), 20 Mouth (Ugochukwu Ohuonu) Mayor of Abuja -Actors Guild of Nigeria (Abuja Chapter) and Gordons (Godwin Komone).


The event attracted ace comedian, Gordons, Kevin Sapp and others within and outside Abuja, including Former ABC President Dr. Ayuba, President of Entertainment Practitioners, Mr Agility Onwurah, Skin therapists, Cynthia Alobi, Make-Up entrepreneur, Blessing Patrick, Fashion designer Ngozi Precious, DJs and others within the entertainment value chain. 

ABC recently held an investiture where notable individuals within and outside entertainment industry were honoured. 


Onome da Saint has been praised for bringing unity of purpose in the Abuja comedy industry, notably seen in series of activities ABC has embarked upon in recent times.




























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