Nigerian Entertainment Industry Unites For Kefee



Funsho Arogundade

Over 100 members of the Nigerian entertainment industry gathered on Monday 23 June in Lagos to strategise on ways and means of giving the late singer, Kefee, a befitting burial.

The meeting held at the instance of Pop-Gospel artist, Sammie Okposo, and had some of the notable faces present at the meeting.

Okposo noted that the death of Kefee has affected the Nigerian entertainment industry and the world over and not just the gospel music community in Nigeria.

“Kefee was a major contributor to the development of entertainment in Nigeria and the industry will be there for her even in death. We are going to bury her as a queen and it would be nice for us to work together to make her burial a grand affair. It would also be nice to use this opportunity to get our acts together as gospel artists and entertainers in general because that is what Kefee would love,’’ he said.

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Also speaking, Tosin Martins, suggested that activities in honour of Kefee should extend beyond the immediate burial plans to include a more robust and annual memorial symposium and other events which promote the interests and passion of Kefee for posterity’s sake.

A committee called the ‘Kefee Memorial Committee’ (KMC) was thus constituted to plan the various events which would hold in Lagos and Sapele, the hometown of the late singer.

The members of the committee are: Sammie Okposo, Nikki Laoye, Commorade Rex Anighoro, Momodu Inu Noah, Tosin Martins, Anny Ibrahim, Joan Paul, Aity Dennis-Inyang, Emem Ema, Gbenga Akintokun, Tee-Y Mix, Tim Tehilla, DJ Gosporella, Praise Machine, Victor Gospogroove, Princess, Perry Martins, DJ Direal and journalist, Chilee Agunanna, who was Kefee’s publicist

The committee would plan towards befitting burial events in Lagos and Sapele. Some of the proposed activities include a symposium and Service of Songs tagged ‘An Evening With Kefee’ in Lagos.

There would also be a documentary of the singer’s life and times; performances of her songs by other artists; Kefee memorial merchandise and a tribute concert in Sapele.