18th July, 2011
Members of the Actorsâ€™ Guild of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, honoured the guildâ€™s Vice President, South-West, Hakeem Rahman during his 55th birthday yesterday.
The bash, which was held at Plantation Bar, owned by popular film director, Chico Ejiro, was attended by the crÃ¨me-de-la-crÃ¨me of the motion picture industry.
In the words of Emeka Rising-Ibeh, the Chairman, AGN Lagos Chapter, the idea of honouring Rahman was inevitable considering his immense contribution to the affairs AGN and Nollywood at large. â€œHe is one of the most influential and consistent personalities that have been paddling the affairs of the AGN for many years now. It is an honour well deserved.â€
In a telephone chat with NollywoodReel, the elated Rahman said he could not believe how his colleagues, despite the heavy rain yesterday, turned out en-masse to honour him. He therefore thanked all the authorities of AGN and members for their immense support.
â€œI actually felt so honoured. One thing I have further learned is that it is good to be a good person. I canâ€™t continue to mention names, but the AGN Chairman, Lagos State, Emeka Rising was impressive.
â€œAt 55, I feel fulfilled and have no regrets. You need to know what it feels like to attain this age in life hale and hearty. God has really been wonderful to me,â€ Rahman said.