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Sammie Okposo, Gbenga George, Ali Baba, Others Join Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Convention [NEIHIC] Advisory Board


Sammie-Okposo-edited.jpgVeteran Gospel artiste Sammie Okposo and CEO of Soforte Entertainment(Lara George’s management), Gbenga George have joined the list of stakeholders for the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Convention.

The Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Convention is garnering more recognition and support from major entertainment industry stakeholders. To ensure a complete success of the event, many industry stakeholders have committed to serving on the convention’s advisory board and pledged to give all the necessary support that will ensure the smooth take off, and also guarantee a rock solid foundation for the planned uniform health insurance cover for the entire entertainment industry.

Some of the stakeholders that are currently on the advisory board are the acclaimed king of comedy in Nigeria- Ali Baba, Storm 360 founder-Obi Asika, leading gospel artiste- Sammie Okposo, Chairman of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON)- Mr Tony Okoroji, A-list comedian-Julius Agwu, Actors Guild of Nigeria President, Ibinabo Fiberesima, CEO of Chocolate City- Audu Maikori, Founder of Beat FM, Chris Ubosi, Founder of Kennis Music- Kenny Ogungbe, CEO of Now Muzik and 2Face Idibia’s manager- Efe Omorogbe, CEO of List Entertainment and D’Banj’s manager- Sunday Are, founder and CEO of Dicotyledon- Tony ‘Don T’ Anifite, Veteran actor and leader- Jide Kosoko, Veteran Disc Jockey- DJ Jimmy Jatt, CEO of Soforte- Gbenga George, Veteran entertainment services provider- Edi Lawani, founder of Nigeria Music Video Awards, Cally Ikpe, founder of Headies awards- Ayo Animashanun and experienced artistes business manager- Tony Nwakalor and several others.

In the same vein, lots of entertainment industry practitioners have also identified with the project and commend it as laudable and timely. Majority are of the opinion that upon the launch of entertainment industry health insurance cover, the industry should no longer support the approach of public begging to raise funds for medical treatment. Many also applauded the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Trust Fund initiative which will serve to compliment the insurance cover.

The unique insurance cover being designed for the entertainment industry by the technical partners, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will be unveiled at the stakeholders meeting for proper scrutiny before the convention day proper.

The convention which is being presented the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Lecture Series (NEILS) is in partnership with National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Lagos State Ministry of Health and Nigeria Medical Association. This event is billed to hold on July 22nd, 2014 at the Grand Ball Room of Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos.

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