The management of Atunda Entertainment has reiterated its commitment to the development and promotion of budding artistes of African extraction in line with its creed, which it said is based on building the continent of Africa by projecting to the world its artistic talents, human resources, tourism and economic potential.
This is even as he entertainment outfit is set for the official release of the single (Audio/video) of one of its Nigeria sensational female talking drummers, Ara (Thunder) with the title is Bojuboju, today (June 7) in Lagos.
Speaking on the outfit, which has nurtured and promoted a number of music artistes to the limelight in Nigeria and across the continent, the management disclosed that the organisation is neither a record label nor artiste management outfit as some people in the industry have erroneously projected to the public.
“Atunda Entertainment is part of the activation of Motherland Beckons, a developmental organisation founded by the President of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, which focus on developing and promoting different aspects of African’s pride through its continent building project, devoted and attracted Africans in Diaspora to motherland to be part of its development by investing and experiencing it rich offerings.
On the economic front, it has developed an economic blueprint known as Diaspora Nigeria Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (DNERGP), which affords Africans in Diaspora and others to invest in Africa and own businesses alongside its Hope, Unity, Rebirth and Prosperity (HURP) programme.
These it does among others by taking them under it tutelage to live within a standard accommodation provided by it with musical instruments, back up artistes and session men to tutor them. It also exposes them to national and international stage, among of the countries visited recently include Ghana, Benin Republic, Togo and Cote D.
As part of this developmental process, African international Music (AIM) Festival was introduced by Motherland Beckons about three years ago to provide a platform for its artistes and other artistes in the creative industry to exhibit their talents, thereby attracting interest from the public and corporate outfits in furthering their growth.
Some of the notable artistes under the stable of Atunda Entertainment include Anu the Lady Ekwe, a former beauty queen of Sisi Oge fame, who is Nigerian only Ekwe female instrumentalist; Olo omidan bata, Nigerian only female Bata drummer, Afe Onikoko, another female potter and the current rave of the moment, Ara (Thunder), who is the only female Igbo talking drummer, singer, choreographer and song writer.
She last year enthralled the visiting French President, Emmanuel Macron, who he was hosted by Lagos State Government. She not only taught Macron to play the talking drum, but also presented him with one.