COVID-19: Entertainment industry most affected in Nigeria, says group

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GSS group of companies, Architect Chukwudi Ezenwa, said the entertainment industry in Nigeria, has suffered a great blow from the coronavirus pandemic as social events were brought to a halt.

He called on government and wealthy individuals in the country to lend support to the industry players and other young entrepreneurs to cushion the effect.

Arc. Ezenwa made the disclosure during the presentation of N2.7 million naira in support of young entrepreneurs in Anambra State to mark his birthday anniversary at the GSS group’s office in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Tuesday evening.

Addressing the beneficiaries, he explained that 2 million naira was earmarked to support 20 young entrepreneurs while a cash palliative of N20,000 was disbursed to 35 entertainers in Awka.

According to him, over 3000 persons applied for the grant on his social media handles where it was announced, noting that the applications were critically scrutinized by a team he set up to ensure transparency in the process.

“We didn’t just support the entertainers, we had a roundtable to discuss the future of Entertainment in Anambra State,” he stated.

He implored the recipients not to relent or be deterred in their business growth but focus on actualising their vision and mission while alive.

He equally encouraged them to make good use of the grant in giving their businesses the needed boost.

 

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