SheddyJoe De Entertainer Seeks Governors Support For Entertainment Industry



Shedrack Nnanna, popularly known as ‘SheddyJoe De Entertainer’ has solicited for the support of the governors from the southeast for a vibrant entertainment sector.

SheddyJoe who is set to launch his 8-track album titled ‘This Naija’’ on June 29 said this in an interview with journalists in Awka on Thursday.

He is a standup comedian, master of ceremonies, musicians, civil servant and presently Senior Special Assistant to Gov Chukwuma Soludo on Events and Protocol.

He said though Anambra was growing in terms of showbiz activities but its still a far cry from Lagos which is the melting point of entertainment in Nigeria.

‘Lagos is the melting point of entertainment today because the state government took special interest and created an enabling environment with cinemas, halls, event centres, parks and all that.

The South East has a problem with showbiz because the  environment is not supportive, what we have here are mainly beer parlour and maybe clubs we go to eat and drink.

However, I am beginning to see the light in the tunnel, Chief Willie Obiano tried a lot for the entertainment industry, and people were coming to perform in Awka.

That was when we began to have studios, sound engineers and stage shows, though, it still cannot be compared with what we have in Lagos,” he said.

SheddyJoe who described himself as a ‘’Total Package Entertainer’ said the launch of his album entitled “This Naija’’  would be a turning point for the entertainment industry in Anambra and an inspiration to upcoming artists.

I believe that with what I am doing by setting the pace at people will understand that things will definitely change for good”

He advised upcoming artists in Southeast not to be discouraged by the challenge but lead the crusade for the change they desired in the industry.

He said Lagos did not become the hub of showbiz overnight because some people started it when there was no reward but for the passion they had.

There will always be challenges, just face that challenge, you will surely surmount it, if  you have a dream,  go after it.

If you know anybody that can help you realize your dream, talk to him about it because the dream will die if you do not express it,” he said.

Speaking on his album, SheddyJoe said the genre of his music is Soft Reggae, a blend of Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife and Jazz which appealed to every stratum of the society.

According to him, songs in the album include ‘This Naija’  ‘My World’ which is for lovers, and ‘’God Bless the Day I Found You’  which I wrote in my secondary school days. It is a true life story of a young girl I met.

All the songs in that album were specially inspired, like Uri Oma is a popular folklore in Southeast but I used one popular in my town, Anaku in Ayamelum LGA to make the song in a modernzised way,” he said.




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