The Rector of Lagos State Polytechnic, Samuel Sogunro has announced Nollywood thespian, Jaiye Kuti and an alumnus of the Polytechnic, Olanrewaju Olakanlu of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Kogberegbe’ television series as Ambassadors of the Polytechnic. Sogunro made the declaration during a visit by the duo to his office penultimate Thursday, March 27, 2016.
Prior to the visit, winners had emerged in the inaugural edition of the Screenplay writing competition organized by the department of Mass Communication, Lagos State Polytechnic and Creative Village Productions, USA, a media firm owned by Olanrewaju Olakanlu.
The students were asked to write a 15-minute television documentary screenplay on the “Sounds of Lagos”.
Eke Victor, who emerged the first runner up got the coveted prize of a 10-inch android tab, while the winner of the contest, Michael Orodare also got a 10-inch android tab and an opportunity to feature in Nollywood actress, Jaiye Kuti’s upcoming movie, ‘Oro Mi’. Akindele Rebecca and Sunday Odeleye, who emerged second and third runner-ups respectively also got prizes.
The Director of Creative Village Productions, Olanrewaju Olakanlu, while speaking at the award presentation ceremony held at the Engineering Lecture Theatre Hall of LASPOTECH, said he decided to host the competition to give back to the Polytechnic that imparted him with the requisite knowledge.
On why he chose the topic “Sounds of Lagos”, Olakanlu said “I discovered that no one has done any project on the daily sounds that characterize the city of Lagos.”