The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja ll on Thursday, December 8, 2016 honoured the CEO of Kennis Music Dr Kenny Ogungbe in his palace.
The first class tradition rule described Ogungbe as an icon of youth development not forgetting the revolution he and his friend Otunba Dayo Adeneye (D-One) brought to the Nigerian entertainment industry that meaningfully impacted on thousands of Nigerian and African youths especially those that have chosen music as their gainful careers.
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In recognition of his landmark contribution to the music industry, Ooni Ogunwusi presented an award of Pillar of Youth to the great music promoter.
The foremost music promoter also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the king for the promotion of the annual Ojaja Talent Hunt the maiden edition of which was held four months ago producing Sindoski as the winner.
Ogungbe was at Ooni’s palace as part of activities marking the monarch's ongoing first year coronation anniversary.
Speaking on the reason he is decorating Ogungbe the Arole Oodua said:
"I have been following your giant strides in the entertainment industry by giving hope to the youth through music promotion in Africa and especially in Nigeria, the revolution u began about 20years ago with your partner Mr Dayo Adeneye (D One) starting with a musical group known as Remedies has indeed impacted positively on the thousands of our youths not only in Nigeria but also in Africa, that's why I have to give you this award of recognition as a pillar of youth development."
Responding to the honour and decoration given to him by Ooni, Kennis Music boss called Ooni Ogunwusi as the number one pillar of African youth empowerment and development. He also thanked the project director of Ojaja Musical Talent Hunt Rotimi Osobemekun and Dennis Olasoji, CEO of Nuff Jamz Entertainment, the organizers of the talent show for commending their vision and assured them of his a fruitful partnership to make the 2017 edition of Ojaja Talent Hunt a huge success.