Joke Silva and others honoured at Eko star Awards

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Eko Star Film and TV Awards honoured A total of 65 film and television female practitioners by Mo Abudu and Lagos State Government.

The 65 female practitioners led by Joke Silva, Tai Ajayi Lycett, Sola Sobowale, and Toyin Abraham were presented with awards of recognition for their contributions to the development of Nigeria’s film and creative industry.

The award recognition ceremony which is under ‘Eko Culture Series’, a partnership initiative of Mo Abudu and Lagos State Government held at the EbonyLife Place on Victoria Island with support from Nigerian International Film Institute.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture in the State, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf extolled the contributions of the female stars in the film industry saying that the female gender in the industry has over the years excelled in areas that were initially dominated by their male counterparts.

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Akinbile-Yussuf described the concept of recognising the film and TV stars as a very lofty idea, stressing that celebrating these stakeholders in the creative industry like other professional bodies will serve as a source of encouragement to the award recipients and also inspire the upcoming creative stars.

The 65 stars presented with recognition awards include Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Toyin Abraham, Sola Sobowale, Stephanie Linus, Ini Edo, Kate Henshaw, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Zainab Balogun, Funke Akindele-Bello, Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Shaffy Bello, Omoni Oboli, Ufoma McDermott, Nneka Isaac Moses, Nancy Isime, Uche Jombo Sharon Ooja, Biodun Stephen, Ebele Okaro Tope Oshin, Kemi Adetiba among others.

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