He described Dr. Kenny Keke Ogungbe, as an icon of youth development in the country.
The Royal Father made this statement on Thursday at his Ile-Oodua Palace in Ile-Ife while presenting an award of PILLAR OF YOUTH to the great music promoter.
He was at the palace as part of activities marking the monarch’s ongoing first year coronation anniversary to sign an MOU for the promotion of the annual Ojaja Talent Hunt the maiden edition of which was held four months ago producing Sindoski as the winner.
“I have been following your giant strides in the entertainment industry by giving hope to the youth through music promotion in Africa and especially in Nigeria, the revolution u began about 20years ago with your partner Dayo Adeneye (D. One) starting with a musical group known as Remmedies has indeed impacted positively on the thousands of our youths not only in Nigeria but also in Africa, that’s why I have to give you this award of recognition as a pillar of youth development” Ooni said.
His Majesty praised Kennis Music for partnering with him in the interest of the youths describing the move as laudable that will attract more participants to the project in the years ahead thereby taking the young people off the street and giving them hope of becoming a stars through music. Ogungbe was also decorated with a medal of peace by the African foremost monarch.
In reaction, Keke Ogungbe had this to say;
“Kabiyesi I will surely live to always remember today, you have indeed redefined the monarchy in Nigeria with your unprecedented developmental initiatives like youth development, cultural tourism, peace advocacy and unity of our our people in Nigeria and Africa as one big family. Your Majesty, you have since ascending the throne of Oduduwa made us proud as your subjects and given us hope of a brighter future,” Ogungbe said.
The elated CEO of Kennis Music who at the occasion branded Ooni Ogunwusi as the number one pillar of African youth empowerment and development, also thanked the Project Director, Ojaja Musical Talent Hunt Rotimi Osobemekun and Dennis Olasoji, CEO of Nuff Jamz Entertainment, the organizers of the talent show.