Baba Sala Festival sets to hold in October

Barely few years after the demise of the great comedian cum artiste, Late Moses Olaiya Adejumo popularly known as Baba Sala, a call to immortalize the great theatre icon came calling which made all and sundry to come together to build a formidable team which took decision to float an annual festival in honour of the late artiste.

According to Emmanuel Adejumo also known as Boisala who also dual as the son of the great comedian, Baba Sala is already a household name in the make-believe world especially among the older people and the youth who have presently spent close to five decades on earth. A call to immortalize him with an annual programme came up by the demand of the people.

Speaking further on the upcoming event, Mrs Bukola Ogunnote who chaired the event planning committee said, everything has been put in place to make Baba Sala Festival eventful. ‘It is an open secret that Baba Sala unveiled comedy to so many that are practicing the act till date, the late artiste was one of the originators of a great platform that paved way for so many now. During his time, he did his comedy with selflessness just to make people happy unlike now when many are into acting because of material things.

It is a welcome development when the idea to immortalize the great icon was brought up and we quickly key to it because this will stand as an avenue to bring out originality out of the upcoming artistes and comedians. We shall ride on the legacy of Baba Sala to produce best artiste annually.

Though, this is a maiden edition but with more efforts and commitment it shall stand the test of time and shall be accepted globally.

The event, which is scheduled to come up on the 15th of October at National Theatre Iganmu, Lagos State will feature comedians from all work of life, established artistes showcasing dance troupes,poets and many more entertaining presentation where star prize and consolation prizes will be doled out for participants.

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