Some time in April 2015 (April 24, 2015) if I’m not mistaking, a host of Port Harcourt based entertainment stake holders gathered together at Ediz Wine Bar to Grace an initiative fronted by the self acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son – Duncan Mighty.
The gathering which had high prospects promised a lot and practically gave a lot of young entertainers hope for a better industry like we used to have some years back.
As time went on, rather than appreciate, the industry depreciated greatly that new industries like that in Enugu was even better of, bringing to Limelight stars like Zoro. All that was said at the gathering weren’t executed. While the majority were frustrated and suffering near-quit syndrome, a microscopic few were enjoying the benefits. It seemed like the gathering was a mere meet and greet, the output in the long run was a mediocre. At a time I was wondering if it was an arranged political plot to engross the entertainment industry with high hopes and empty promises. The industry was actually better when it was independent of the political industry.
Two year later, the entertainment industry which seems to be recovering from major set backs in the past was hit again by THIS LAW (which is currently pending) and while collectively the industry is picking from from every angle the Port Harcourt Entertainment Forum is back again!
One thing is sure, promises will be made again but unlike the last time will these promises be executed? The breakthrough of this industry is long overdue and we have to get it right this time. To get it right, the time is now.
To whom much is given, much is expected. I’m so eager to see how things unfold. Long live Port Harcourt Entertainment, long live Nigeria.
The BIG question
What’s your opinion on the Port Harcourt Entertainment Forum? Do you think this time around it will be a HIT or a MISS?
Disclaimer: This article isn’t put out to suppress efforts made by anyone. Thoughts expressed in this article are not universal, they are basically the thoughts of the writer. Hence he/she is responsible for what he/she writes, not what you understand.