19th November, 2010
In recognition of his professionalism in over a decade of active journalism, Oâ€™jezÂ Entertainment Centre, organisers of the last Sunday of the month Eldersâ€™ Forum, willÂ on Sunday, 28 November, celebrate foremost entertainment writer, Victor Akande, asÂ he turns 40 years.
Scheduled to hold at 6 p.m., the forum that had played host to the likes of Prof.Â Wole Soyinka, Prof. Osofisan, Toyin Subair, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Opa Williams andÂ presidential aspirant, Dele Momodu, among others, promises to be most exciting as itÂ is the first time in a long while, that Oâ€™jez is hosting a member of the fourthÂ estate of the realm.
It had in the past hosted Debo Adesina, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian.Â Akande is Entertainment Editor of one of the fastest growing newspapers, The Nation.
He has authored two books in commemoration of his 40th birthday anniversary.
Chief Joseph Odobeatu, Chief Executive Officer, Oâ€™jez, in a statement, said it is aÂ great honour for the celebrity outfit to play host to a distinguished personalityÂ like Akande.
â€œOâ€™jez Celebrity Restaurant is home to all the stars in Nigeria, if you are a starÂ and you have not had dinner or lunch at Oâ€™jez, then you are not a star and no oneÂ can be a star without the support of the media,â€ he enthused.