Entertainment, Nightlife In Abuja Will Soon Outweigh Lagos — Mallam Yankee
Abuja based Bank Club chairman and one of the pillars of entertainment in the FCT, Kehinde Adegbite, otherwise known as Mallam Yankee, has reaffirmed his earlier viral comment on how the seat of government (Abuja) was drawing very close to the apogee, especially with the growing awareness among the public who are now committed to entertainment, especially nightlife and event in order to ease off their stress.
Speaking with newsmen on the state of showbiz and nightlife in Abuja, Mallam Yankee said entertainment in Abuja was drawing close to equal that of Lagos or possibly takes over in a short while.
It would be recalled that following his recent statement in the media that Abuja was taking over from Lagos soon with regard to entertainment, most show patrons in Lagos have discarded his opinion, affirming that it was simply a utopian dream.
But the CEO, Yankee entertainment who has organized several successful events in the FCT, said there was a growing awareness among show lovers and that entertainment events are like therapy that momentarily or permanently proffer solution to either physical or psychological stress, and that with the growing awareness, Abuja has come to the point of taking over the industry from Lagos.
“When you visit us and other clubs on Fridays, you will know that my point is accurate. I think we are almost there; all we need is to sharpen ourselves to totally transform entertainment in Abuja. I do not make statement without giving my reasons. Though Lagos is doing very well, but Abuja is clearly on the rise. We must not be taken for granted. The presence of 2Face and other artistes in the capital city here has sharpened the industry, and we are on a gradual move to overtaking Lagos,” Yankee asserted.
On his contribution to the ongoing transformation, he said, “we have been in this game for long. We started when people felt Abuja was not a place for entertainment, shows or nightlife. Many of our friends that started with us got discouraged, and gave up along the line. But we held on, and see where we are today. We are almost there.”
Speaking on his past successful show, Yankee named 2Face album launch as one of the greatest shows he ever organised, putting Iyanya’s album launch as his second best, followed by Charly boy’s Show-Live. He noted that consistency and passion were the two things that had worked for him and still working for him.