Eki Faith Eboigbe ready with 2021 Family Meeting
FOREMOST Artiste Manager and former Chairperson of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), Eki Faith Eboigbe, is set to lead her Entertainment Bus-Stop Limited, (EBS) to join in the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of Families on Saturday, May 15, 2021 with an event dubbed Family Meeting.
This year’s International Day of Families is themed: ‘Confronting Family Poverty and Security Concerns – Families Responsibilities and Challenges’ and Eki disclosed that the annual commemoration of the International Day of Families was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993.
According to the distinguished theatre artiste, “The family unit is the bedrock for sustainable development, it is essential for every society to create a supportive environment where family members realize their potential to contribute to achieve world peace. So, this year, we mark the International Day of Families in Nigeria, Lagos State by creating a platform for continuous conversations, which we hope will proffers sustainable solutions to issues germane to the sanctity of the Family wellbeing.”
Eki also submitted that the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the economic, social and psychological wellbeing and standard of living of citizens, the duration of isolation resulted to families experiencing and getting exposed to extreme poverty, frustration and depression.
“The goal is to engage the family unit as an advocate in changing the COVID-19 Vaccine narratives and for the communities to understand the need and urgency to get vaccinated and adhere to the COVID-19 protocol, in order to save lives, the sooner we get vaccinated, the earlier we get back to normal, especially, those with underlining conditions and the average men and women who are more vulnerable,’’ she noted, adding that in commemoration of this year’s programme, her outfit will be engaging families at the Youth Centre, Onikan in participatory conversations with speakers such as Dr. Monisola Adanijo, Kate Ijeoma Ibeanusi, Mrs. Rita Ezenwa-Okoro and Mr. Ehi Omokhuale on the different sub-topic including Healthy Lifestyle – Changing the COVID-19 Vaccine Narratives and Basic Knowledge on Immune System.
A Theatre Arts practitioner, an alumnus of the University of Lagos, The National Institute for Cultural Orientation, Fate Foundation Entrepreneurs Business School and Harvard Law School, with work experience in the fields of entertainment spanning more than 15 years, Eki is an astute TV/Film/Stage Producer, playwright and Project Manager in the entertainment industry with records of notable events and productions to her credit. Amongst her work, are some of most innovative television programmes and movies, including Forever, Keeping Faith, 30 Days, MTN Project Fame (Season 2).
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