Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: O'jez Celebrates Ejike Asiegbu at 50

Nollywood icon, Ejike Asiegbu turned 50 years few days ago and the industry he had meritoriously served in the last 27 years has planned a massive birthday party for him at this month's O'jez Entertainment Forum Award.

Scheduled to hold tomorrow at the celebrity restaurant, O'jez, inside National Stadium premises, Surulere-Lagos, Asiegbu, a veteran actor, and one of those who started the film revolution now known as Nollywood, would be awash with highlife music, comedy and dance.

"The oncoming event is a special one for us at O'jez because Mr. Ejike Asiegbu is a member of the O'jez family, also, it is not everyday one attains the golden year. So it is very special for us as we celebrate a film icon," Chief Joseph Odobeatu, Chief Executive Officer of O'jez said.

Odobeatu said Sunday's event will be a unique difference from other O'jez monthly awards ceremonies.

"We are bringing a large number of performers for Ejike Asiegbu because he sure deserves to be honoured. For the first time in many months, we are bringing wave making comedians, such as MC Shakara, Elenu and Elder O together on one stage.

It uses to be either one of them anchoring the O'jez monthly award but since Sunday event is a special one, we are bringing energetic Awilo the dancer and captivating African Michael Jackson. It is going to be a loaded evening I must say," he said.

He described the actor as "one with a big heart, a fearless fighter, activist and humanitarian, adding that "we all pray he lives much longer for the next generation to tap into his wealth of experience"

Asiegbu on his part expressed happiness over the planned Sunday show. "When members of your constituency decide to honour you, no honour is greater than it. I am pleased, I am excited and I am looking forward to Sunday," he said.

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