Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPPAN) President, Prince Dele Odule, has left Nigeria for the United States in other to garner support for the association from stakeholders living abroad.
This is coming months after he got back from visiting the Nigerian Ambassador to Uganda, in other to seek for the diplomat’s support and present him with a letter as a Honorary Member of TAMPPAN.
Odule will be visiting New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Maryland, Washington DC, Atlanta Georgia and Houston among others. According to a statement by TAMPPAN’s National Director of Public Relations and Media Affairs, Mr. Yomi FashLanso, Odule will be back in the country by middle of september to prepare fully for the association’s inauguration, which is expected to hold in October.
The president and his executives are leaving no stone unturned in other to see that the inauguration will be the talk of the entertainment industry for months. In fulfilling some of his promises while campaigning for office, Odule visited veteran Thespian actors, Chief Lari Williams and Uncle Tunde Alabi. He promised them that TAMPPAN will do everything in its care to ensure that these veterans are taken care of.
FashLanso further reiterated that TAMPPAN is an association form to transform film making in Nigeria, while concentrating more on selling values and culture, will also take welfare of its members as priority. TAMPPAN, he explained, will be working together with Nigeria’s three tiers of government to see that needed infrastructure is put in place for the evolution of a vibrant film industry in the country.