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I’m in Kwara to discover, nurture talents to stardom -Ace marketer, Almaroof

The Chief Executive Officer of Almaroof Media Network and Almaroof Standard Investment, Alhaji Maroof Ekundayo Ishola Afolayan has disclosed that his presence in the state will further boost entertainment and also create opportunities for the teeming youths of the state.

In an exclusive interview with News Hub Mag!, Almaroof who is also the Oloba of Ejuland Sanmora, Irepodun Local Government of Kwara State lamented that despite the vintage position Kwara state holds in the entertainment industry, popular faces do not emerge in the state.

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“My coming to Kwara will create opportunities for raw and young talents to enter stardom from the state. The usual practice is for artistes to move out to places like Lagos before they become stars but I believe that my coming back to the state will afford me the opportunity to give back to my people.

“I can assure you that I’m going to be heavily involved in entertainment promotion. This throne of my forebears that I have ascended is to cater for my people and I will do so with all my resources, connections and everything I am. Am here to discover and nurture talents to stardom right here in Kwara state.

“How do you make stars? You scout for artistes you believe are good and pair them with already established stars and known faces. Do it consecutively and you are already on your way to stardom. This is what I have been doing all these years so you can be sure I know what I am saying and very soon, Kwara will begin to see results,” the ace marketer assured.

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On the issue of different associations for thespians in the state, Oloba who is also into real estate disclosed that it won’t be a hindrance to his vision as his plan is to identify the talents that can be nurtured to stardom.

“Association is by agreement. A group of people of like minds come together to agree on some principles and rules so it is voluntary. On the other hand, my vision is for anyone who has the talents that can be nurture so the two won’t conflict.

“When I identify you, regardless of your association, I pair you up with established stars and, inshaAllah, we will begin to work from there,” he assured.

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