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Lufodo to manage Lagos arts centre

Joke Silva receiving the keys from Ministry of Tourism

The Lagos state government has handed over management of the Glover Memorial Hall Arts & Culture Centre (aka GMH) to Lufodo, a theatre and film production company founded by Nollywood actors Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva.

The move is in partnership with Lagos-based consulting and operations management firm Ciuci Consulting. Lufodo will manage GMH for the next five years.

Jacobs announced the news on Instagram, saying: “After a rigorous bidding process for the concession to manage GMH, Lufodo won and on Thursday, the commissioner of Tourism, Arts & Culture Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, along with the permanent secretary princess Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi and director of theatre Mr Ogunsote, handed over the management of the hall to Lufodo.

“This partnership will have both Joke Silva and Ifeoma Monye as co-CEOs. Silva is in charge of artistic direction and Monye, operations.”

Monye added: “This handover is symbolic and shows that Lagos State is interested in the development of the performing arts industry. With more public-private partnerships, there is no limit to the growth that the great state and nation will experience.”

Built in 1887, the Glover Memorial Hall is a heritage building for theatre and performing arts in Lagos.

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