While his APC colleague in Imo state is building statues, Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun wants to build museums in memory of great music and theatre icons from the state.

The project will see them build a film village as well with Amosun listing the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and late Herbert Ogunde among the icons to be immortalised.

The governor made the promise at the 3rd National Convention of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), held in Abeokuta.

Amosun said that the proposed film village and museums were to be sited along Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway and would start before the 2019 general elections.

He promised to do more for the state and for Theatre Arts, saying: “the reward for hard work is more work and this will spur me to do more".

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Describing the state as the root of Theatre Arts in Nigeria, Amosun appreciated the association for bringing the convention back home.

He commended entertainment practitioners for being worthy partners in the government’s rebuilding mission.

He pledged to deliver more on his electioneering campaign promises, even as the tenure of his government would soon expire.

Earlier, the TAMPAN President, Dele Odule, said the convention was the third after two successful editions in Kwara and Lagos States.

“I am proud to say unequivocally that this is one of the legacies of our administration as we didn’t just find ourselves in the class that we are today by coincidence.

“We had a dream and we pursued it spiritedly, although the journey so far has not been smooth but our intention and the spirit behind our notion gave us the needed headway during the first two editions of our annual convention,” Odule said.

Amosun was also honoured with the award of “TAMPAN Man of the Year”.

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