By Jide Soetan
Management of The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), will be celebrating The Village Headmaster TV series at 50.
Acclaimed as Nigeria’s first and longest-running television drama series, which ruled the nation’s air waves for more than two decades, the NTA is also partnering with the surviving Cast & Crew, to celebrate this milestone.
In a press statement signed by the head of Planning Committee VHMF by Bimbo Oloyede, activities are in top gear by both the NTA and The Village Headmaster Family (VHMF), to hold a befitting series of events between October 8 and 11, 2019, in honour of the popular programme which promoted traditions, ethics and values, before it was rested.
Major events are being lined up to commemorate the 50th anniversary whose theme is “Sustaining Our Heritage”. These include appearances and Talk Shows on Radio and Television, which will attract academics and the cream of broadcast and entertainment professionals as presenters, moderators and discussants. Live stage performances featuring veteran cast members and Nollywood Stars, have also been slated with a Command performance scheduled to hold at 6pm on October 10th, at The Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The celebration will culminate in a Gala Night, at The Shell hall, MUSON, Centre, Onikan, Lagos, on Friday October 11th, 2019, where the management of NTA will present plaques, Awards and certificates of participation to the members of VHMF. Families of deceased members are also to be honoured.
The VHMF will also be launching The Village Headmaster Foundation, to cater for the needs and overall well-being of people in the entertainment industry, including ailing and retired practitioners. The Foundation will also offer constructive training and continuous learning opportunities to current and emerging artistes in Nigeria.