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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

US Ambassador, Consul-General Hosts Meet And Greet With Creative Industry

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington and Consul General F. John Bray has met with key stakeholders in Nigeria’s entertainment industry.




Organised by leading talent agency, Temple Management Company (TMC), the event held on Saturday, June 17 at the US Consul-General’s private residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.



Some of the highlights of the event includes a spectacular performance by ex-MTN Project Fame winner, Jeff Akoh, accompanied by an acoustic band.

Creative minds in attendance mingling with US officials included actress Joke Silva, Eddie Lawani, musician Ade Bantu, BBN runner-up Bisola, actor OC Ukejie, rappers Falz and Phyno, actresses Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Rukky Sanda and Yinka Davis, playwright (Heartbeat) and screenwriter (The Wedding Party) Tosin Otudeko, singers Iyanya, Darey Art-Alade, Jeff Akoh and Sound Sultan, Comedian Bovi; beauty entrepreneur, Lola OJ, screen darlings Mimi Onalaja and Bolanle Olukanni and several from the visual arts community, Logor and Tennis sensation, MaryLove Edwards was also in attendance.

Speaking at the event, the US Ambassador urged the creative sector to tell stories that put Africa in a positive light. He pointed out that intellectual property, not oil, not gas was the true strength of our people.

“I have travelled the length and breadth of this great country, from Maiduguri to Lagos, from Kebbi to Calabar, and there are fantastic stories to tell,” Ambassador Symington said. “You are all in a unique position to carry the torch for this continent.”



Temple Management CEO, Idris Olorunnimbe, gave a vote of thanks in which he acknowledged the US Consul General’s foresight in recognising the increasingly influential role of the burgeoning creative sector.

“This has been a fruitful evening,” Olorunnimbe said. “Many of the Ambassador’s words foreshadowed the reasons why Temple was set up in the first place. We simply have to tell our own stories.”


Young artist, Fola David, renowned for his speed painting skill, created an illustration of the famed Lagos statue of the “Three Wise Men,” popularly referred to as ‘Ere Meta.’ Attendant guests were transfixed on the canvas as the artist crafted his latest piece – upside down!

The Temple Management Company later presented the portrait to the US Ambassador on behalf of the creative community.




























21 comments:

  1. Cool.

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  2. Nice but the second pix!😞

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  3. I thought tboss was in the pics yesterday? What do I even know?idi yard people kedu kordi?

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  4. I thought Tboss was there, i cant find her in these pictures,anyway,beautiful faces i must say,we Nigerians,Africans have a lot of stories to tell about our country and only us can tell our stories by our selves.
    I have just been observing here without commenting,all my fans am back...if you like come and feast on my comment.

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  5. Imoh sandra i wonder what impression you are trying to create,if you cannot find tboss here then find here somewhere else...simple...THIS WAS A PRESS RELEASE AND I POSTED WHAT I WAS SENT:....That person who cussed me out and swore becos i supposedly ommitted tboss' photos,u see why its not good to assume and swear?the cuss will follow you and your generations in Jesus name

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    1. Amen and amen

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    2. Stella I love U...

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    3. Stella bae u too much.u give dem as Ee dey hot!

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  6. Oh I see you my by bu
    I just love her like that,haters how market bisola is going places o.that reminds me I dreamt she relocated out of Nigeria.my dreams don't lie am waiting

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    1. Anon 10.16 your bisola had better relocate because that blow job episode will never allow her to be great in this country

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    2. O bitter one , bisola IS great.

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    3. @the observer NO SHE ISN'T

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  7. All this cussers and cussies Una easy on Stella's matter o

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  8. Bisola with teach nigerian girls how to give a man a blow job. Shebi she is your ambassador.

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  9. Wheres my tboss? She had beautiful pictures.

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  10. @ stella. So you reply pple? I'll be damned! You have nothing to prove to any1,Wateva they wanna think let them. And cussing back? Wow! Just wow!! Shalom!.

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  11. Fola David Everly at d top, I love to see lovely pictures like dis abt luth students and congratulations on becoming a doctor.

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