Celebrating Benson Idonije at 80:The Benjay Phenomenon
All banners and flags will be raised for a four day event celebrating one of Nigeria’s broadcasting and Media legends. The name Benson Idonije is not strange to stake holders in the Nigeria Media and Art Industry.
Born in Otuo in 1936, Benson kicked off his career at an early stage to become one of Nigeria’s mouth pieces when it comes to Music, Art and Broadcasting. Those great days when broadcasting meant hard work, morals, proper investigation and research.
The one – time Manger and close friend to Afro-Beat Legend,Fela Anikulapo-Kuti who turned 80 this month, and to mark this great land mark for the man popularly called “Benjay” A four – day event has been planned to celebrate a man that gave his body and soul to the robust industry we are seeing today.
The celebration will be taking place at O’Jez Restaurant ,Freedom Park Lagos, and the Muson Center and will run from the 16th of June to the 19th,2016.
The main objective of this celebration is to generate conversations around Benson Idonjie’s immeasurable service to the cultural life of Nigeria and Africa as a continent. One major Highlight of the four – day celebration will be the official presentation of the book “Dis Fela Sef” a private account of the life of Afro Beat legend and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
The Highlight of the celebration will be a concert by Benson Idonije’s grand son,one of Nigeria’s top dance hall act: Burna Boy.
This event is packaged by Committee for Relevant Arts (CORA) and Culture Advocates Caucus (CAC).For more Information about this event contact Jahman Anikulapo on 08099400182.
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The line of programmes for the Celebration is as follows: