We Are Desirous Of Showcasing Our Culture, Says Edo Commissioner

We Are Desirous Of Showcasing Our Culture, Says Edo Commissioner

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, has promised that the state government under the leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki will ensure that the rich cultural heritage of the people of the state is given the promotion is deserves as one of the cardinal programmes of the administration.
In this regard he promised that the government will henceforth partner with those who set out to showcase the cultural values of the people.
The Commissioner spoke after watching the impeccable performances put up by artistes who took part in the second edition of Edo Music Achievement Awards and Legends Son’s Concert held at the Uyi Grand Event Centre in Benin midweek.
He commended the organisers of the show, 24 Bits, based in the United Kingdom, for their near perfect organisational skills.
In his remarks in a chat, Dickson Igbinosun, the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of 24 Bits and also financier of the show, said that he developed the concept of the show as a way of promoting the rich cultural heritage of Edo State; to ginger the interest of the younger generation to embrace Edo cultural values and to also give honour to veteran music stars who have kept the flag flying all these while without been accorded the recognition due to them.
He promised that the next edition of the show would be a notch better than the two previous ones.
Some of the sons and daughters of Edo Music legends who thrilled the audience that night included May Alile, Iredia Bayo Ade and Jack Osula.