Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

The Evergreen Musical Company has started the construction of Africa’s first musical museum in Ikeja, Lagos.

Its Managing Director, Bimbo Esho, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the museum upon completion would be called “Evergreen Music Heritage Foundation”.

Esho noted that the essence of having such kind of museum was to upscale the promotion of music of yesteryears with sound moral values, in view of the increasing problem of moral decadence in the society

According to her, the project was birthed following the collaboration between Chief Femi Esho, Founder of Evergreen Musical Company and Dr Daniel Olukoya, Founder of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry.

She said the edifice would accommodate a music museum, music library, gallery showcasing head burst of artistes, display of over 1,000 pictures of Nigerian musicians from 1914 till date.

She explained that there would also be relics of the musicians’ costumes, old musical instruments, an event center for music concerts, cinema theatre, recording studio and so much more.

According to her, Olukoya, an ardent lover of good music had been of huge financial support to the project.

She noted that Femi Esho would remain the Chairman of the foundation while Olukoya had been selected as the Patron.

“The project is a massive one, it is a historic landmark project that will stand the test of time and outlive all of us.

“Dr Olukoya has been more than supportive to our cause. He has been magnanimous and we remain eternally grateful to him for his love and support for this dream. But there’s still plenty of work to be done.

“This magnificent edifice is situated at Oyedele Ogunniyi street, Anthony Village, Ikeja, Lagos. We are still calling on all music enthusiasts, lovers of Nigerian music all over the world to come support this dream.

“It will be a contribution to a legacy that will be sustained for generations to come, all of the enduring morals and intrinsic values that our music of yesteryears taught us, all of which is lacking today.

“The edifice is a place the youth can come to enjoy quality music and research into the past musical history of some of Nigeria’s most accomplished musicians of the 50s, the 60s down to the 90s,” she said.

Chief Esho said the idea behind having such a massive museum was to ensure the utmost promotion of music with positive moral contents which the company represents.

Esho said this was to bring back the morals in those classics of yesteryears and instil them in the minds of everyone listening to them.

Dr Olukoya is a music Aficionado who is knowledgeable about many genres of music, ranging from highlife to juju, folklore, traditional music, reggae, country music, gospel and more.

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