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Tanzania’s ambassador praises Nigerian entertainers

09 October 2014, 13:03

Abuja -  Tanzania’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Daniel Njooley, on Wednesday commended Nigerian film makers and artistes for developing the entertainment industry in Africa and selling it to the rest of the world.

Njooley, who gave the commendation when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja, said Nollywood movies and Nigerian music were popular in Tanzania.

He said that individual actors and singers from Nigeria were visiting the country up to three times in a year to perform.      

 "The singers called P-Square is a household name in Tanzania; my people love them like no one’s business. Before I was appointed to come here, there was a huge hall near my residence where we receive famous actors and musicians for concerts because it can accommodate as many as 3 000 spectators. That year, before I came to Nigeria as Ambassador, I remember that P-Sqaure was invited to Tanzania three times."  Njooley said.

"In one of the occasions, I heard so much noise in the night and in the morning I asked what happened and they said P-Square was around. Three months later, there was another loud noise and I asked who else has come, they said P-Square came back and later again in the year I heard P-Square came again. So, these guys are so famous and popular in Tanzania,’’ Njooley added

He called for a collaboration between Nigerian and Tanzanian governments to speed up the process of interaction which had been established by Tanzanian and Nigerian actors.

Njooley noted that nations developed faster when they cooperated with each other on issues of economic development.

"Nollywood movies are so popular in Tanzania; you find Tanzanians watching a lot of the films and there has been interaction between our people and the actors. In fact, some Tanzanians have participated in some of the movies; one of the prominent actors is Steven Kanumba, though he is late" he said.

"So, there has been interaction among the people themselves and we need to push it as governments. As leaders, we need to speed up that process of interaction since the actors involved have started interacting, so, we need to support them to see to what extent they can do better,’’ he added.


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