Three Nigerian Actors Due Banjul This Month
Three Nigerian actors, P Square, Osuofia and Mama G are expected to arrive in the country latest on 23 July, 2008, as part of celebrating the 14th anniversary of the rule of His Excellency President Alhaji Dr Yahya A J J Jammeh.
Organised by Tradeplus, Charterhouse in collaboration with Comium, side attractions will include music, dance, comedy, Giltz and Razzmataz.
Briefing 'Entertainment' last Wednesday at the Seaview Hotel, Dr S Wilcox, informed Entertainment journalists that their main forcus of organising this event is to establish links between Nigerian and Gambian movie production. Dr.Wilcox explained that the reason for doing this, is to give back to Gambians in the area of movies, adding that Nigerian movies are receiving a lot of reception in The Gambia especially in recent years. Nigerian movies, he asserted, have lots of admirers here. According to Dr.Wilcox, the only way to bring Nigerian artistes is to get them in the country to interact with their Gambian counterparts. “I'm doing this because it will enable us to create cultural existence between Nigeria and The Gambia. It is also the reason why we brought Francis Duru first,” Dr Wilcox asserted.
He went on to explain that,what Tradeplus is working onis to close the gap between Nigerian and Gambian actors. He said after the visit of Mama G and Osufia, they will alsoarrange the visit ofAki & Paw Paw and Genviea. Before the coming of Genevie, P Square is also coming in October. Dr Wilcox revealed that 50 percent of their fee has already been paid but owing to certain constraints, it was decided to move the visit to October 1, 2008.
For his part, Tradeplus- CEO of the Company, disclosed to journalists that the start with Francis Duru is to create awareness for The Gambian people. He said this is not the first time of organising such a programme and was therefore calling all Gambians to attend the programme.
By Njie Baldeh