It is a common knowledge that the COVID-19 Pandemic situation has caused serious economic downturns to many groups and individuals.
The scenario has not left out the entertainment industry, which in fact, was described by the Director of Yetunde Oba’s Foundation, Chief Oluwole Odekunle as a big vacuum in the social life of Nigerians.
It was for this reason that the non-governmental humanitarian organisation decided to cushion the effects of Covid19 on the Associations and groups that are stakeholders in the entertainment sector such as Juju Musicians, Drummers, Comedians and others.
Yetunde Oba’s Foundation extended its philanthropist scheme towards the Association of Professional Drummers of Nigeria, (APDON), SouthWest, on Monday, August 10, 2020, by financially assisting its members and encouraging them to stay healthy and safe during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
The exercise which took place at the meeting place of the organisation at Oke Itoku, Abeokuta on Monday, featured rendition of inspirational speeches, financial assistance to beneficiaries.
Speaking on behalf of the Chairmanship of the Foundation, Mr Babajide Olomoniyi and Mrs Adenike Olomoniyi, the Director/Moderator of the Foundation, Chief Oluwole Odekunle, noted that Yetunde Oba’s Foundation had been carrying out its humanitarian exercises in various aspects of the society and has decided to also key into the Association of Professional Drummers of Nigeria.
Chief Oluwole Odekunle appreciated the existing cooperation and commitment of the APDON members and urged them to sustain their usual cooperation.
He further expressed that the use of drums at occasions and festivities is loved by all, adding that the drum is a very essential element in the Nigerian Culture and should be treated as such.
He also said that the drums are used for various exercises such as passing of information, and addition of melody to our music.
Chief Odekunle noted that due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic that has largely affected the economy of the world and has caused the ban of outings, life has not been easy on the category of people in the entertainment business.
He disclosed that it is for this reason that the Yetunde Oba’s Foundation has shown more concern about the Association and decided to donate relief tokens to some of its members.
Chief Odekunle also charges the leadership of APDON, to ensure that members are encouraged to sustain their commitment and dedication to the Association.
The Coordinator of the Association of Professional Drummers of Nigeria, Southwest, Mr Nojeem Akinbami, appreciated the Yetunde Oba’s Foundation for their humanitarian acts and prayed that they would continue to wax stronger and God would continue to enrich their pockets.
Alhaji Nojeem also Pledged that the Association would be ever available whenever it is needed and that the Foundation would be honoured in Southwest during any occasion.