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AML Dealmaking: D’Banj Strikes MultiMillion Naira Deal with the Federal Government to Develop Nigeria’s Tourism Industry

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This reporting is a bit confusing for me. How does the Federal government strike a multimillion naira deal with a private citizen to develop tourism? One person gets multimillion naira? Am I missing something? Folks, please enlighten me. Is the government paying D’Banj millions of Naira so he can then use it, based on his skill set, to develop the tourism industry? How does this typically work in Nigeria? I am confused.

International recording artist, Dapo Oyebanjo, also known as Dbanj has struck a new multi-million Naira deal with the Federal Government to develop the tourism industry in the country.

Chief Edem Duke disclosed this to journalists in Abuja during a meeting with Dbanj and Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN).

Chief Duke said, “The ministry as a citadel of entertainment sector wishes to work with you to redefine the Nigeria entertainment industry for better. It takes level headed professional to be able to resonate in the mind of the millions Nigerians,” the minister told D’banji. He added “whatever Nollywood had become today, the country’s music industry played a major role, therefore it will not be out of place to partner with you as it related to the centenary celebration”.

Responding, D’banj said the domestic entertainment sector was one of the largest on Earth, and was capable of generating foreign exchange for the country, once properly managed. He urged the federal government not to focus only on the oil.

-Herald Nigeria has the full story.

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

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  1. Ehi_remen says:

    Honestly beginning to think that there is no hope for that country….

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