The Creative Industry Group penultimate Sunday hosted its patrons to a dinner and awards ceremony.
The event, which held at Marriot Hotels in Lagos, attracted different sub-sects of the entertainment industry, professionals and stakeholders running the gamut of musical arts, motion picture, comedy and other allied sectors.
The distinguished Nigerians decorated by CIG included former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who bagged the highest honour as the Grand Patron of the group; and former first Lady of Bayelsa State, Chief Mrs. Alanyingi Sylva, who was decorated as the Grand Matron.
Listed as patrons for the CIG are Pastor A.T Williams, who also doubles as the Pastor-in-Charge of CIG; Apostle Anslem Madubuko as the Spiritual Father for the CIG; former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke as Patron; Media Industrialist, and Chairman of the first Independent Television in Nigeria, Africa Independent Television (AIT), High Chief Raymond Dokpesi as Patron; Olorogun O.C.J. Ibru, Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye and Mr Dapo Oguntayo.
The Special Recognition Award was presented to Mr. Ken Caleb Olumese, Chairman of the once vibrant Coliseum Niteclub.
For the Matrons of CIG, Chief Mrs. Modupe Ajayi Jemibewon leads the pack alongside Chief Elizabeth Adedoyin Ayodele, Mrs. Ibilola O. Adekunle, Chief Mrs. Ibilola Solaja, Dr. Mrs Tosin Dokpesi, Amb Same Maureen Tamuno (PhD), and Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa.
Speaking after the event, President of CIG, Felix Duke, noted that the group which was formed about three years ago had grown in leaps and bounds.
“We decided to host the award ceremony to honour our patrons and matrons because a child that does not have a father or mother goes astray, hence this gathering.”
Similarly, CIG’s Director of Strategy and Nollywood actor, Emeka Ossai, explained that the group was formed to serve a welfarist agenda for its entire membership.