Fuji Musicians Association of Nigeria (FUMAN), has congratulated ANN Plc, the publishers of the Tribune titles on her 67th anniversary which was marked this week.
In a goodwill message, National General Secretary of the music body, Iyanda Ganiyu Composer, said: “Tribune has been there for us since our inception way back 1999 when we held our inaugural convention at D’Rovans Hotel, Ring Road, Ibadan. Since then, you have not stopped giving us the coverage that has helped to build the brand. We appreciate and felicitate with you on your anniversary. We shall be here for you when you mark 70 in three years.”
For the unalloyed support that the oldest survivng newspaper has been giving Fuji musicians generally, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, a.k.a K1 De Ultimate, is set to host a management team of the ANN Plc on November 29 at his Ojushaagbola mansion in Ijebu Igbo. Composer, who said K1 has been an ardent fan of Tribune since the days of Mr Ademowo as Entertainment Editor, is delighted with the prospect of hosting the organisation and that he looked forward to it.
“Alhaji is hosting all Fuji musicians same day. We are holding a unity forum and it will be a full house. We want to meet on how to consolidate the unity and peace that has come among our members. We know things can only get better. The FUMAN Unity Forum will be a platform for all members, old and young, to make their contributions to the success of the association.”
In the same vein, music legend, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, also felicitated with the management and staff of the company, adding that, “I am glad that the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, indeed, achieved his aim with the Nigerian Tribune in order to fight the cause of the masses. It is to my delight that the family, especially Mama HID Awolowo upheld the legacy. I also want to congratulate the current management led by the Chairman, Reverend (Mrs) Tola Oyediran, co-chairman, Dr (Mrs) Olatokunbo Dosumu and the MD\EIC, Mr Edward Dickson, for the great success the company has recorded so far as the oldest newspaper in Nigeria. To me, this company has become an institution, and I am proud to identify myself with the print media. I wish the company happy celebration at 67 and pray for more successful years.”