August 1st, 2015 – Yoruba Actor Chief Kanran To Mark 50th Anniversary On Stage With N50 Million
Veteran actor, Chief Kanran, is ready to roll out the drums as he celebrates his 50th anniversary as an actor. In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the actor revealed that about N50m would be spent on the weeklong celebration.
He said that the money would be got from well meaning Nigerians, government and corporate organisations.
“The chairman of the occasion is Deji Etiiwe, who is an actor, publisher and producer. The event would last for a week. There will be a three-day performance, a seminar has been lined up and I will also be launching a book titled, ‘Who is Segun Remi?’ I also have a movie that I want to launch. During the weeklong celebration, there will be a dinner and award night which is aimed at celebrating prominent Nigerians who have made their marks in the society. Veterans in the industry will be recognized, especially those that are hardly celebrated. With each award given, I intend to back it up with either money or a gift that will forever be appreciated by the recipients. We are going to partner with the government and well-meaning Nigerians to sponsor the event; it’s going to be elegant. The event will cost about N50m but various companies and the government would be sponsors. It will be to their advantage because it will be an avenue for them to advertise their products. The government, both states and federal, would be a part of the celebration because it is their way of appreciating an artiste who has been making the country proud for over half a century,” he said.