5th July, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the performing arts industry in celebrating one of the country’s most celebrated thespians, Jimi Solanke, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
He described the veteran songwriter, actor, performer, visual artist, poet and storyteller as a national hero.
The President thanks him immensely for using his talents and works to help shape the modern and vibrant creative industry in Nigeria.
President Buhari said he hopes that Baba Agba’s repertoire of works and skills, which is a signpost of the best in Nigeria’s culture, drama and entertainment, will continue to inspire a new generation of Nigerians to work on using the theatre to address contemporary issues, promoting peace, unity, and progress across the country.
The President prayed for God’s continued guidance and blessings on the octogenarian.
The president also wished everyone celebrating with the legend bountiful success in their endeavors.