By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
In order to create job opportunities for unemployed graduates as well as diversify the economy, the federal government needs to invest more in the entertainment industry, a Music promoter, Mr. Aderinola Aladeselu has said.
Aladeselu gave the advice over the weekend at the launch of an album titled “Praise Unlimited” by Akinkunmi Jiboku in Abeokuta.
He explained that if government opens up the entertainment industry by investing in it, many youth would venture into it.
His words: “We have so many unemployed graduates out there looking for jobs; so if government invests more in the entertainment industry, it will open up the industry and as well provide jobs for them.
“It will also help in the diversification of the economy because money will be coming in through the entertainment industry too. Many hidden talents will be discovered also. We need to do more in promoting the industry, government as major actor must do this.”
Jiboku said he dedicated the album to praise God after he received a spiritual message to stop praising man.
The Gospel singer, who also doubles as the Oluomo of Oke-Ona –Egba, said since he started praising God his life and music carrier has changed totally for good.
Jiboku, a Masters holder in Human Resources and international Relations from Lagos state University, also described the relationship between him and the Osile of Oke Ona, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso as father and son relationship, disclosing that the monarch sponsored his education.
His words: “After God, in my life, I give the highest honour to Oba Adedapo Tejuoso who has romanced my life with unmerited favour. Initially, it was difficult for me to tell him about God’s revelation that I should not eulogize man again because I have always been praising the Oba in most of my music; but to my surprise, he accepted the message wholeheartedly and told me to go ahead.”
The Abeokuta born singer said he knows that many gospel singers are still praising God divinely but some had already deviated to money making.
He said his music composition follows direct inspiration from God, but people who listen to his music claims that its lyrics is similar to that of Yinka Ayefele.