Nigeria’s screen diva Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and the nation’s king of comedy, Ali Baba will be honoured at the Prestigious African Achievers Awards, AAA, which is scheduled to hold in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 25, 2015.
Confirming the decision to honour the two prominent entertainers, the AAA through its Principal partner, Rex Idaminabo said the duo of Omotala and Ali Baba was most qualified due to their outstanding contribution to the transformation of the entertainment industry in Nigeria and in Africa.
According to Rex, ‘’while Omotala’s zeal and consistency created the needed breakthrough for Nollywood to thrive, Ali Baba took the comedy business to a different level in the country. Both Omotola and Ali Baba created a path for others to follow.
They showed other artists the desired paths, and today, entertainment has become one of the main industries in Nigeria and in Africa that pays more people than any other industry. ‘’
He said it was proper to select few achievers from the entertainment industry as it has over time become a business and profit driven sector that is responsible for the creation of job opportunity.
Source: Vanguard News