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Evergreen Musical Coy begins construction of musical museum in Lagos

The Evergreen Musical Company has begun the construction of a 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 Fo…


The Evergreen Musical Company has begun the construction of a 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 said that the museum would help to upscale the promotion of music of yesteryears with sound moral values.

She said the idea was to also bequeath to future generations a strong philosophy on music while appreciating the sheer artistic genius of Nigeria’s renowned musical talents, many of whom had been forgotten.

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 centre 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 the founder of Evergreen Musical Company 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 t
o 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.

Esho said that the construction should be completed before the end of the year.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria