Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the state government will work with popular artiste D’banj to create opportunities for young musicians in the state.
Wike stated this on Monday while receiving D’banj, real name Daniel Oyebanjo, at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
“We as a government will not fail to partner with you in whichever form that will help to empower the youths in the state,” he said.
The governor added that his administration was resolved to work with different international musicians and producers to resolve the challenge of opportunities for indigenous artistes.
“Part of the problems we have in this part of the world is the opportunities that our youths lack. Our youths don’t have the opportunities to showcase their potentials,” he stated.
Wike commended D’banj for contributing his own quota to the growth of the society by ensuring that youths are productive.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank you for what you are doing to empower the youths. So many have had the opportunity you have but may not have used it to empower the youths. What you are doing is commendable and I urge you to continue,” he ended.
D’banj, who was recently on a vacation at Dubai in the company of 2Baba and their spouses, told Wike of his music platform called CREAM which is designed specifically to empower the youths and give them opportunities.
The Oliver Twist crooner was accompanied on the visit by Port Harcourt-based star, Duncan Mighty.
They later visited the Rex Lawson Cultural Centre in Port Harcourt.