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Nollywood actor urges youths in Rivers to shun cultism

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Nollywood actor urges youths in Rivers to shun cultism

Nollywood Actor, Mr Abel Okekwu,

has urged youths in Rivers to shun cultism and life in the creeks to become better persons in the society.

Okekwu, who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ABI Communications International Limited, an entertainment company, made the call on Sunday, during the opening ceremony of the  company in Port Harcourt.

He said that ABI company would contribute tremendously to the growth of the state as a hub of entertainment industry in Nigeria.

Okekwu said that his aim of establishing the company in Port Harcourt was to contribute his quota to training Rivers youths to shun cultism, life in the creeks and other social vices in the state.

“The entertainment industry is a gold mine that is capable of empowering millions of Rivers youths and Nigerians at large if properly  tapped into.

“Over 70 per cent of our youths involved in cultism today have one talent or another that is not harnessed, I opened this company to help as many as I can to move out from the creeks to become better persons in the society.

“Rivers has always and will continue to produce great actors, music artists and movies that we have in the entertainment industry today, we have the likes of Sam Dede, Monalisa Chinda, Walter Anga, Bobby Ogoloma, Gentle Jack among others,” he said.

Okekwu called on well meaning Rivers people, government and Nigerians to support the entertainment industry by investing in it to take the youths out of the streets.

The CEO, however, signed a contract with one of Nollywood Actresses, Amb.  Florence Onwanta as one of the brands that would train and empower youths in the state.

Onwanta, in her remarks, said that the coming of ABI entertainment company would be a dream come true  for the state in the movie and music arts industry.

She advised the youths to be determined, diligent to learn and practice to become the best in the entertainment industry.

Similarly, Millicent Jack, a Nollywood costume designer also urged the  youths to use the opportunity created  by ABI entertainment company to become better persons in the society.

Jack said she was  ready to give back to the society while training the youths in the state and the country at large.

She also urged the government to invest in the entertainment industry to take Nigerian youths out of the streets.

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