DAWN signs MOU with Yoruba Movie Academy Awards

By on August 22, 2014

The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the organiser and executive producer of Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA), Mr. Tunde Oshinibosi aka Laface.

Signed on Thursday July 31, 2014, the agreement is geared towards the actualization and continued development of the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards and the Yoruba movie industry in general. The historic event took place at the corporate office of the DAWN Commission located at Cocoa House, Dugbe, Ibadan, Oyo State.

In furtherance of its five pillars of development, which include economic competitiveness, building inclusive institutions, infrastructural development, social and human development, and home affairs, the DAWN Commission admits that the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards is a viable socio-economic and regional integration project with a strong emotional connect, to aid the overall development of the Yoruba race.

The maiden edition of the awards took place in Abeokuta, Ogun State in 2010 while the 2013 edition held in Ibadan, Oyo State amidst glamour, style and panache.

According to Tunde Laface, YMAA has further enhanced its popularity with the overwhelming support and endorsements from the Yoruba movie industry’s practitioners, distinguished Yoruba sons and daughters, and stakeholders across board.

“YMAA focuses on propagating the rich Yoruba culture globally through the overwhelming popularity of Yoruba movies and the vision of making the awards the biggest and most glamorous in Africa and the Diaspora in the next three years. This is in furtherance to creating an all-encompassing Yoruba film festival, the first of its kind in the world,” he said.

Laface expressed his sincere gratitude to the Director General, DAWN Commission, Mr. Dipo Famakinwa and his team for their tremendous endeavours in the socio-economic development and regional integration of Western Nigeria. He also thanked movie enthusiasts, practitioners, stakeholders and the general public for their overwhelming support for Yoruba Movie Academy Awards and Yoruba movie industry.


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