Edo to immortalize late music maestro, Osayomore Joseph – Nigerian Observer

Benin City – The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said on Wednesday that the state government will memorialize the late music maestro, Amb. Osayomore Joseph.

Obaseki revealed this when he received the family and members of the funeral committee of the late Osayomore Joseph who were on a courtesy visit to Government House, Benin City.

The Governor said, “We’re going to immortalize it because we’re going to work out how to do it.”

Hailing the late music legend’s contributions to the development of the state, Obaseki said the government is working diligently to redefine the arts and culture space.

He said, “Osayomore is someone who has influenced our musical and cultural space. He passed away at a time when we are rethinking how to use our cultural heritage as a springboard to tackle the challenges we face economically.

“Around this time last year we also lost Sir. Victor Uwaifo, and this year Osayomore Joseph. This is the time when we need them most to help us define our arts sector and of the culture.

“Despite their departure, we still have talented people in the industry and that gives us hope that we can still meet our challenges,” Obaseki noted.

According to him, “We have the culture, the innovation and the creativity necessary to allow us to produce the best. As a government, we want to use our heritage as an asset and a springboard to develop the state and create a new economy.

“We have gone far in the design of the cultural district which will host museums, spaces for artists, including the Sir Victor Uwaifo Soundstage which will be one of the best audiovisual facilities in the country. The facility is under construction as I speak. We are building a pavilion that will be used to house our artifacts, many of which will come from around the world. »

See also  From Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, all British attractions have closed after the death of Queen Elizabeth II

He added: “We have plans to build museums and support museums as we are working with world-class architects who will help us restore sections of our moat to serve as tourist attraction sites for visitors to the Edo State.

“Our goal is to take advantage of our location to make the state an entertainment hub as more people cross the state to other destinations across the country.”

Earlier, the Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Osayomore Burial Committee, Prince Biodun Eguakhide, praised Governor Obaseki for his administration’s support for the successful burial.

“Your Excellency, we appreciate your support, contributions and efforts to ensure a successful and peaceful burial ceremony of the late Osayomore Joseph. We pray to God to strengthen you in the task of governance and nation building.

Leave a Comment