Monday, 12 April 2021

The Truth About Bello’s "Presidency" | By Shadrach Emmanue




The Nigerian political space has gained more vitality since Governor Yahaya Bello received a push from the large number of Nigerian youths to run for Presidency come 2023. We have seen Governor Yahaya Bello trend on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platform and there is no sign that he is going to stop trending. The supporters intensify their support and the pundits are making their shots too.

 

The real “Audacity of Hope” is made manifest in the possibility of Governor Yahaya Bello becoming the Nigerian President. This is on the background that, firstly, he is from the North Central political region, a region unceremoniously neglected during Nigeria’s democratic dispensation, yet contribute so much to the progress of democracy in Nigeria. Secondly, he represents the Nigerian youth who dare to dream to become Nigerian President and the Nigerian youths are often regarded in Nigerian political permutation as instrument for political violence and thuggery and lastly, he is not a conventional or mainstream politician; Nigerian conventional politician believe that the office of the President is for display of grandeur and not that of responsibility.

 

It therefore becomes a rare “Audacity of Hope” to change the political status quo in Nigeria and almost unthinkable to dream of being a Nigerian President if you are not from one of the three “major ethnic” groups in Nigeria. This is one of the political storms that must be weathered by Governor Yahaya Bello and he is doing that pretty well.

 

The truth about Governor Yahaya Bello’s quest to Presidency is not about his person trying to grab power for aggrandizement but about the Nigerian youths being at the helm of affairs of our national politics and governance. It is about giving the Nigerian youths the chance to lead the country they call their own and it is about restoring the dignity of our nation. So, suggesting otherwise in a time like this, is to be politically insensitive, callous and treacherous.

 

 

 

More than 20% of the Nigerian States borders have relative peace and security today because we have a leader in Governor Yahaya Bello who understands the primary responsibility of a government and he is executing same without any slack and he stands out and ready to restore what the country have lost and to make every Nigerian to be proud of the country.

 

If Nigeria is ready to be turned around for good and be among the comity of prosperous Nations, then, Nigeria should not shy away from the credible potential of Governor Yahaya Bello and this is the truth about “Bello’s Presidency”, the sooner we realize this, the better.

 

Written by

 

Barr. Shadrach Emmanuel, FICMC.


Sunday, 11 April 2021

SUNNY NEJI, ASHA GANGALI AND MATTHEW OHIO JOIN MCSN BOARD

  

 



Three renowned showbiz and business impresario, Sunny Neji, Fapohunda Asha Gangali and Matthew Ohio have been appointed to the board of the Musical Copyright Society Nigeria (MCSN)

 

The General Council (the Board) of MCSN at its meeting of 18th March 2021 received, considered and unanimously approved the nominations of the three music personalities as members of the Society’s Board of Directors.

 

The nominations and appointments of Sunny Neji and Asha Fopohunda (Asha Gangali) were on the basis of MCSN’s agreement with the Performing Musicians’ Employers’ Association of Nigeria (PMAN), which provides that PMAN would have two seats on the Board of MCSN.  The nomination and appointment of Matthew Ohio on the other hand was based on Matthew’s wide interests and representations in the music industry upon which MCSN would leverage to increase the quality and quantity of its membership and huge repertoire. 

 

Reacting to his appointment, Sunny Neji, a veteran musician with several years of experience in the music industry, states that he accepts “the appointment to seat on the board of MCSN, as it is indeed a privilege to serve in this capacity.  I promise to do my best to add value to MCSN and indeed the industry at large.”

 

On his part, Asha Fapohunda (Gangali), an established new generation artiste, states that he gladly accepts the appointment as a director of the MCSN and promised “to work with other Directors in line with the goals and visions of MCSN to become the best Collective Management Organisation (CMO) in Africa and one of the best in the whole world”.

 

Matthew Ohio, a show biz entrepreneur and an investor in the entertainment industry who has provided a platform for several artistes, said he feels grateful and honoured to be appointed as a Director of the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN).  He stated that he intends “to carry out my duties in the interest of the music industry and its practitioners at large while applying my knowledge and resources to bring value to the MCSN”.

 

The President of the Performing Musicians’ Employers’ Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Pretty Okafor, sees the appointments of the trio as a good fresh beginning for the entire music industry.  “It is a great sign and proof that the partnership between MCSN and PMAN is no fluke as it would turn the music industry around for good and the benefits of the Nigerian musician”, stated the PMAN President.

 

The Chief Executive Officer of MCSN, Mr. Mayo Ayilaran, while making the announcement of the appointments professed that the appointments signifies the bringing on deck more hands to work for the building of the required structures for the music industry and strengthen the capacity of the collective management of copyright in Nigeria.  He assured that with PMAN and MCSN partnership, prosperity for the Nigerian music industry and musician is certain.

 

The appointments take immediate effect.

 

 

 MCSN’s Communications.

April 2021