The Performing Musicians Employers Affiliation of Nigeria (PMAN) has lastly damaged the over 40 years jinx of present with out its property.
Christy Essien-Igbokwe and Sunny Okosun based PMAN in 1984 to information, shield and promote the pursuits of musicians in Nigeria.
The PMAN executives led by the president, Fairly Okafor, on Thursday, introduced the acquisition of a multi-million-naira edifice in Lekki, Lagos, for use as the company workplace.
The PMAN boss was one-half of the music duo of Junior and Fairly, who dominated the Nigerian music scene within the Nineteen Nineties with their distinctive rap type.
Their hits embody all-timers “Monica” and “Bolanle” from their album, “Fufu Flavour”, launched in 1991.
Okechukwu Azike, A.Ok.A Junior, died on the 2nd of February 2005 on account of accidents sustained in an influence bike accident.
Mr Okafor, who has been PMAN president since October 2016, took journalists on the constructing tour on Thursday.
He mentioned the transfer is a part of the PMAN’s technique for the continued biometric card registration drive being applied along with Zenith Financial institution.
The PMAN president maintained that the choice to accumulate a property in Lekki is borne out of excellent enterprise sense.
In line with him, it’s to reposition and rebrand the union and bridge the hole between PMAN and the brand new technology of artists.
“We contemplate it essential to have a enterprise workplace accessible to the artist’s neighborhood and company sector in Nigeria. We need to be certain that musicians are receiving correct remunerations for his or her inventive works each at house and overseas. By the acquisition of this property, we’re sending an necessary message to Nigerian musicians and the company sector that PMAN, the Nigerian music trade powerhouse, is again in enterprise,” he mentioned.
Mr Okafor defined that the Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) of PMAN intentionally selected Lekki for the brand new company workplace as a result of it’s the brand new epicentre of the Nigerian leisure trade.
“, our former rented workplace was in Ikeja, however we determined to accumulate our property in Lekki. It’s a deliberate determination as a result of Lekki is the brand new hub for the Nigerian music trade.
“It’s the hotbed for the brand new wave of Afrobeats tradition. Lekki is the place the GenZs of Nigerian leisure reside,” he famous.
Describing the newly acquired company workplace as a completely indifferent 5-bedroom duplex, the PMAN boss revealed that it’s geared up with totally different ultra-modern amenities, together with a digital music library, radio station, convention rooms, and VIP lounge, amongst others.
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“The brand new PMAN headquarters may have totally different ultra-modern elements, together with the president’s workplace, digital music library, convention rooms, VIP lounge, membership registration sales space supplied by Zenith Financial institution, and different obligatory places of work,” Mr Okafor disclosed.
In the meantime, PMAN has vowed to boost its presence in all of the six geo-political areas of Nigeria, because the affiliation will quickly embark on knowledge capturing of its over six million potential members throughout the nation.
He mentioned they’re capturing the information of PMAN members for efficient administration.
A date for the formal opening of the brand new PMAN headquarters will likely be introduced through the affiliation’s official web site.
Authorised by the federal government of Nigeria below the Commerce Unions Act, the organisation can also be accountable for regulating music practices within the nation.
As of the first of August 2022, the president of PMAN is Fairly Okafor, the first Vice President is Sunny Neji, and 2nd Vice Zaaky Azay; Nationwide Treasurer is Asha Gangali; Ruggedman is Chairman Media whereas Ital Bonnie Aka Boniface Itodo is the Normal Secretary.
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